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Data Collection: Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies
Status: Active
Frequency: 1995, 2004-2005
Latest data available: 2004-2005

Provides data describing campus law enforcement agencies serving U.S. 4-year universities or colleges with 2,500 or more students, and 2-year colleges serving 10,000 or more students. Data are collected on agency personnel, expenditures and pay, operations, equipment, computers and information systems, policies, and special programs.

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Data Experts

  • Brian Reaves, Statistician, BJS
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    Collection Period

    1995, 2004-2005

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    Documentation

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    Methodology

    Data were collected in conjunction with the 2004 BJS Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. The survey instrument was patterned after the BJS Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey. Data were collected from agencies serving 4-year campuses with 2,500 or more students and 2-year campuses with 10,000 or more students. Data were collected on personnel, expenditures and pay, operations, equipment, computers and information systems, policies, and special programs. 

    The 2004-05 survey was initially conducted as a web-only data collection. Follow-up efforts provided agencies with fax and mail-in response options. The final response rate was 82%, with 749 of 913 potential respondents participating in the survey (tables 15 and 16). Nearly two-thirds (65%) of responses were received electronically through the survey website. The remainder were received by mail or fax.

    Among 4-year institutions, 606 of 750 agencies responded to the full survey, for a response rate of 81%. Among 2-year institutions, 143 of 163 agencies responded to the full survey, for a response rate of 88%.

    For agencies not responding to the full survey, an abbreviated survey instrument was used, giving agencies the opportunity to provide data on type and number of personnel, use of sworn officers, use of armed officers, physical campus characteristics, and number of crimes reported to campus law enforcement authorities. All non-respondents provided at least some of this information.

    Campus crime statistics were compiled using data from the BJS survey, the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, and the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Security Statistics Website at <http://ope.ed.gov/security/index.asp>.

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    Publications & Products

    The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

    Campus Law Enforcement, 2011-12 Presents findings from a BJS survey of campus law enforcement agencies covering the 2011-12 academic year.
      Press Release | PDF (909K) | ASCII file (47K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 37K)
    Part of the Campus Law Enforcement Series

    Campuses with 24-hour patrol and emergency telephone access to law enforcement, 2004-05 Table 4 from Campus Law Enforcement, 2004-05 Special Report
      Download CSV file (Data Table 1 KB)


    Community policing activities of campus law enforcement agencies, 2004-05 Table 9 from Campus Law Enforcement, 2004-05
      Download CSV file (Data Table 2 KB)


    Community policing activities of campus law enforcement agencies 2004-05 Table 9 from Campus Law Enforcement, 2004-05
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    Campus Law Enforcement, 2004-05 Presents findings from a BJS survey of campus law enforcement agencies serving 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students.
      PDF (192K) | ASCII file (33K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 33K) | To order paper version
    Part of the Campus Law Enforcement Series

    Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 1995 Presents data collected from nearly 600 campus law enforcement agencies serving 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students.
      Press Release (4K) | PDF (750K) | ASCII file (150K) | Supporting spreadsheets for Appendices A-E (Spreadsheet 20K) | Supporting spreadsheets for Figures 1-11 (Spreadsheet 15K) | Codebooks and Datasets | To order paper version
    Part of the Campus Law Enforcement Series

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