Ucla safety

As an incoming student to the UCLA, it is important to understand that criminal offenses do occur on or near campus. The University of California Los Angles is considered to be a safe university having a lower number of average criminal offenses. It is important to understand that you should always be aware of your safety and the safety of others.

Lower Than Average Reported Criminal Offenses per 10k Students

In 2014, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) had 44.0 reported criminal offenses per ten thousand students, lower than average compared to the mean across all schools (49.7). For reported sexual assaults, there were 9.3 per ten thousand students. Reported hate crimes account for 0.7 offenses per ten thousand students.

Total Students: 41,845 (undergrad and grad)
Total Reported Criminal Offenses: 184
Total Reported Sexual Assaults: 39
Total Reported Hate Crimes: 3

Crime statistics represent alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local law enforcement agencies and do not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions for crimes.

Total Number of Criminal Offenses per 10k Students at UCLA

Number of Criminal Offenses Per Year at UCLA

Total Number of Hate Crimes Per Year at UCLA

The UCLA Police Department’s priority is the safety of our students. Officers are trained here, know everything about the campus and respond immediately to any situation. The department offers a variety of crime-prevention, alarm and notification services, as well as evening escort and van services that operate throughout campus and local living areas. These services and resources combine to make UCLA one of the safest campuses in the country.

Whether you are a victim or a witness, you have the responsibility to report crime. If a crime occurs on or around campus, report it immediately to the police. Crimes in progress and crimes that have just occurred should be reported by dialing 9-1-1 from any phone. Whenever possible, the actual victim or witness of the crime should call directly. There are blue Emergency Phones located throughout campus and yellow Emergency Phones in the parking structures. The Emergency Phones are directly linked to UCLA PD. If you cannot speak, all you need to do is activate the line and the dispatcher will identify your location and send assistance.

Program the UCLA PD telephone number into your cell phone. If you have an emergency while in the campus area, call this number and let the dispatcher know you are on a cell phone and have an emergency. Some 9-1-1 calls from cell phones may go to Highway Patrol, potentially delaying a response.

When calling to report a crime or incident, please be ready to give information such as: a brief description of the occurrence, when and where the incident occurred, weapons the suspect(s) carried, where and when the suspect(s) was last seen, description of the suspect(s) and any other relevant information. In addition to the importance of reporting, timely information assists in developing information and warnings for the campus.

The UCLA Emergency Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day by trained public safety dispatchers. The dispatchers receive calls from the 9-1-1 and business lines. They assign the appropriate police officers, firefighters, Paramedics/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) or emergency workers to handle the calls.  

Non-Emergency Procedures & Reports
For non-emergency assistance, please call UCLA PD at (310) 825-1491 or report incidents in person. The Department is located on campus at 601 Westwood Plaza. Individuals are encouraged to report crimes directly to the police. The Dean of Students, Ombuds Office, the Bruin Resource Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center also are available to assist you with reporting.

Anonymous Reporting
If you would like to report a crime but do not wish to reveal your identity, UCLA PD offers an anonymous reporting line that allows you to leave specific information about a crime while ensuring your confidentiality: (310) 794-5824. This line is checked routinely. It is important to know this is NOT for reporting crimes in progress and other emergencies.  In an emergency, call 9-1-1. When leaving a message on the anonymous reporting line, you should describe in detail:

  • Who is the problem
  • What is the problem
  • When did incident occur? If it is happening now, call 9-1-1
  • Where did incident occur?


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