Crime statistics 2004



Skyline College released its 2004 annual crime statistics on Oct. 14, revealing a slight increase in campus crime over the previous year.

Skyline had a total of nine criminal offenses for 2004, four more criminal offenses than for 2003. Supervisor of Security, Jim Herndon, believes that the reasons for the slight increase in criminal offenses could be attributed to not having enough security guards for parts of 2004.

However, Skyline still maintains the lowest crime statistics of the district. According to an online site from the Office of Post Secondary Education, which is in co ordinance with the Clery act, College of San Mateo had a total of 18 crimes which consisted of aggravated assault and burglary. Cañada’s crime statistics consisted of a total of twelve criminal offenses also consisting of aggravated assault and burglary. The Clery act was put into place after the death of Jeanne Clery who was killed at her college campus in April of 1986. Herndon isn’t sure why Skyline’s statistics are lower than the other colleges in the district.

“I really don’t know,” he said. “I just do the best thing that I know to do to keep crime statistics down.”