Crimes are logged by month, and are displayed in the in the order in which they were reported. All crimes reported to the Virginia Tech Police Department are listed, including changes in status and the outcome of all cases under investigation. Records are available online for the current and previous three calendar years.
Crime and Fire Log Disposition Definitions
The following is an explanation of the terminology used to complete the Disposition section of the Crime Log.
- Active: The case is currently being investigated.
- Unfounded: The case is determined through investigation to be false or baseless. No offense occurred nor was attempted.
- Referred: The case is being investigated by another law enforcement agency.
- Clear by Arrest: The subject(s) has been arrested or warrants were served by the jurisdiction where the subject was located.
- Inactive: No further investigative action is required or leads have been exhausted.
Crime and Fire Log Exposition
Only case numbers generated for criminal activity are listed in the crime log. These cases are listed by month, in descending order, based on the date the crime was reported. Status changes for crimes will be posted for 60 calendar days from the respective criminal occurrence.
The crime log incidents posted above will not match the crime statistics as reported in the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, as the crime log is compiled using the Virginia Crimes Code and the crime statistics are required by law to be compiled using the Federal Uniformed Crime Reporting definitions.
Hard copies of the Crime Logs are also available for viewing at the Virginia Tech Police Department, in the Public Safety Building, 24 hours a day.
According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition, if any of the following conditions apply:
- Disclosure is prohibited by law.
- Disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
- Disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual.
- Disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection.
- Disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence.