Daily Crime Log

Disposition Definitions

The University of Notre Dame Security/Police Department uses the following dispositions in closing out case reports and investigations. The definition of the disposition is a summary from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook (UCR):

  • Arrest: When a person is arrested; charged with the commission of the offense; and turned over to the court for prosecution.
  • Exceptional: When a suspect is identified as having committed a crime, but the victim does not wish to prosecute, or the judicial branch of government declines to prosecute.
  • Unfounded: A complaint which is determined through investigation to be false or baseless.

Case reports may also be closed out by:

  • Pending: A complaint which has been investigated, but currently lacks sufficient information to determine who committed the crime.
  • Administrative: A complaint which is reviewed and determined to be non-criminal in nature.

Note: Incidents with a case number that start with “NA” involve information received from university officials, who may be defined by federal law as “campus security authorities” but who are not Notre Dame Security Police staff. These administrators have shared non-identifying information with NDSP that was provided by the victim. In these incidents, the victim did not file a police report, and therefore, it is not always possible to provide information regarding the areas typically covered in the crime log (e.g. Nature/Classification, Date Reported, Date Occurred, Time, General Location, and Disposition). Because a police report was not filed, there will be no disposition. These incidents are reported to NDSP for statistical purposes and are posted to the crime log as the information is received by NDSP.

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