The Daily Crime Log consists of all crimes reported to the Department of Public Safety. All crimes are recorded within two business days of the information being received. The Daily Crime Log lists the nature of the crime, the date of report, the time of occurrence, the general location, and the disposition of the incident, if known.
An administrative designation is assigned to each case, as appropriate, to assist in case management, and control:
- Active - (open) - indicates that the case is assigned to an officer and investigative efforts are active and ongoing.
- Cleared by Arrest - (closed) - indicates the case has been cleared by the arrest of at least one offender.
- Exceptionally Cleared - (closed) - indicates the case has been cleared due to the death of the offender, no prosecution, extradition denied, victim declines to cooperate or juvenile - no custody.
- Unfounded - indicates that the alleged offense did not occur. A crime is considered unfounded for Clery Act purposes only if sworn or commissioned law enforcement personnel make a determination that the report is false or baseless.
- Administratively Closed - the case is suspended until investigative leads are developed or other information leading to possible solutions of the crime surfaces.
Daily Crime Log locations include areas that meet the definitions of our campus, on public property within or adjacent to the campus, and in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by MUSC. For the purposes of maintaining a daily crime log as required under § 668.46(f), Clery Geography would be defined to also include, but not limited to, areas within the patrol jurisdiction of the Department of Public Safety.
Entries or updates may be withheld if the information is protected by statute or if there is a danger to the victim’s safety, jeopardizes the victim’s identity, or there is a need to keep the investigation confidential. If there is reason to believe that releasing information will result in the perpetrator fleeing the area, or that evidence will be destroyed, information may be withheld until the jeopardy no longer exists.
A printed copy of the Daily Crime Log is maintained by the Department of Public Safety Records Office and is available online or free of charge upon request for public viewing during normal business hours at the MUSC Department of Public Safety office.