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Princeton University Tip Line Web Submission Form

Thank you for helping us make Princeton University a safer place to live, learn and work. You may choose to remain anonymous and the Department of Public Safety will not contact you unless you give us permission to do so by entering your contact information. However, we encourage you to provide your contact information so we can use your tip more effectively. If you chose to identify yourself, we will make every effort to keep your information confidential. If you do not identify yourself, please provide as many details as possible.

The Anonymous Tip line is utilized to obtain information for events which occurred in the past.
If you would like to report an incident in progress or you require Department of Public Safety response immediately please contact the Department of Public Safety Communication Center at 609-258-3333.
If you are the victim of a crime and you wish to file a report, please contact the Department of Public Safety Communication Center at 609-258-1000. The Anonymous Tip Line is viewed frequently, but not monitored 24/7.

If you are a victim of a crime and you wish to file a report, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 609-258-1000.


So that you may submit this form anonymously, all personal information fields are optional, however, doing so may preclude our ability to investigate fully and to assure you that we have addressed your concern. 


Clery Definitions

Theft / Robbery

The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Arson

Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Sex Offences

Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will or not forcibly or against the person’s will in instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent. This includes rape, sodomy, sexual assault with an object and fondling. This also includes incest and statutory rape. In New Jersey, the statutory age of consent is 16.

Robbery

The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Weapon Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Homicide

The killing of another person through gross negligence.  Criminal Homicide-Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter: The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another..

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

Burglary

The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Motor Vehicle Theft

The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned including joyriding.)

Drug Abuse Violation

Violations of State and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbituates, benzedrine).

Liquor Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Domestic Violence

Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a victim’s current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.

Hate Crimes

Where the victim is intentionally selected because of his/her actual or perceived race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or disability; and  the crime includes any of those listed above, or larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, or vandalism.

Stalking

Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

Dating Violence

Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of (i) The length of the relationship, (ii) The type of relationship, and (iii) The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.