The Daily Crime Log (DCL) is updated every business day. It provides details about crimes that have been reported to the UC Santa Barbara Police Department. The crimes on the DCL are listed in chronological order with the most recent occurrences located at the bottom of the list. A hard copy of the Daily Crime Log is available on campus during normal business hours at the UC Santa Barbara Police Department (Public Safety Building #574, located at the intersection of Stadium and Mesa Roads).
Crimes that list "CSA Report" as the disposition involve information received from university personnel that do not work for UCPD but who are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) under the federal Clery Act. These CSAs share non-identifying information with UCPD when a crime is disclosed to them, as required by the Clery Act. In these cases, if the victim did not file an official police report it is not always possible to provide information regarding the five areas typically covered in the DCL (i.e. Nature/Classification, Date Reported, Date Occurred, Time, General Location, On or Off Campus Disposition). Since an official police report was not filed, no other disposition is listed. These incidents are reported to UCPD for statistical purposes and are posted to the DCL when the information is received by UCPD.
For all other cases, the disposition of the case is listed. The disposition of the case provides information about the current status of a case or investigation. 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:
- The disclosure is prohibited by law
- If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim
- If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
- If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
- If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence