- "Where is that? Can I see these crimes on a map?"
- "How can I get crime alerts delivered to me? Are they on Facebook or Twitter?"
- "Where can I read about UCPD's Daily Activity?
- "Why does the amount of time between Incident Date and Date Posted vary?"
- "What is the difference between a crime alert, a crime advisory, and a community advisory?"
Both UCPD and the Berkeley Police Departments send data to CrimeMapping.com. Choose to view crime types, date spans, proximity to an address.
Find campus building location with Campus Map— Navigate the campus map A-Z location index to find a campus building location on the UC Campus Map.
- Find other locations in the area with Google Map — You can also use Google to search locations within and around campus property. Cut and paste the location text into the search box before "Berkeley, CA 94720". This might have to be adjusted a little when UCPD specifies only the address of the block, or multiple locations.
Use Facebook, Twitter, email or web: Crime Alerts are UCPD's "timely reports" and they are here for you to motivate implementation of personal safety strategies. Go to police.berkeley.edu/crimealerts anytime, or "Follow" and "Like" us at Facebook.com/UCPDCal or Twitter.com/UCPD_Cal. If you subscribe to the Police News Email List listserv, all crime alerts and advisories will be delivered to your email inbox.
UCPD publishes all its police activity on a daily basis. Learn more.
It is not always prudent for the police department to publicize details of a case which may be under investigation. Other factors, such as our coordination with Berkeley Police Department, may need to be taken into consideration before posting some alerts. However, the typical delay between incident and posting dates is usually accounted for simply by business hours and the time it takes to confirm the facts to be posted.
UCPD Berkeley wants to make as much information as possible available to the campus community. Though we regularly report crimes as required by the Jeanne Clery Act, not all postings we make are only to satisfy the Federal requirement. Here are the definitions of our different postings.
Crime Alert, Clery-Reportable — (Unless otherwise designated, all Crime Alerts are Clery reportable). Crimes occuring on campus property (including housing), on public property that is directly adjacent to and accessible from the campus, and on some noncampus property which meets criteria for inclusion (University Village, Albany, for example), are required by the Clery Act to be reported.
Crime Alert, Non-Clery — (Designated as "NC" in the alert number and page title). Reported crimes in our near vicinity (UCPD calls this area, "The Box") that are not specifically required by the Clery Act. See below for link to map of "The Box" and reporting areas.
Crime Advisory — (Designated as "NC-ADV" in the alert number and page title). Reported crimes taking place outside "The Box" that either involved or might be of concern to members of the campus community
Community Advisory — (Designated as "NC-ADV" in the alert number and page title). Incidents (which may or not involve crimes) but that UCPD considers may pose a potential threat, or otherwise warrant the attention of our community.
- UCB Police News listserv—Get Crime Alerts Delivered to Your Inbox
- Follow us on Twitter at UCPD_Cal and have crime alerts in your Twitterfeed
- Daily Activity Bulletin—a log of all UCPD activity
- UCPD at CrimeMapping.com -- Interactive map showing incidents reported by both UCPD and Berkeley Police Department. (Click "Agree" to see map)
- See map of UCPD Reporting Areas (PDF, 124 Kb) -- Shows "The Box" and other surrounding areas. This map is inside back cover of of Safety Counts.
- Read more about the Jeanne Clery Act and campus crime reporting
- Safety Counts, UCPD's Campus Annual Security Report. Crime statistics and safety information.
- Other crime reports —Berkeley Police Department's Community Crime View for more info about crime activity in the city limits.