Crime Alerts and Logs

Augsburg keeps an ongoing record of reported crimes and will distribute crime alerts for serious incidents which occur on-campus or in areas immediately nearby.

About Crime Alerts

Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety distributes crime alerts for serious incidents that may pose an on-going or continuing threat. Alerts may be distributed for incidents that occurred on, or in areas immediately adjacent to, college property. When alerts are distributed, it is most commonly for one of the following incidents: arson, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal homicide, motor vehicle theft, robbery, and sex offenses. Alerts may also be distributed for other types of incidents as deemed necessary.

Crime alerts may be distributed to all students, staff and faculty or they may be distributed to a localized area of the College if it is determined that the threat is specific to a particular area. Crime alerts are printed on red paper and posted in frames near building entrances. These same frames hold a green sheet paper when there isn’t a current alert. Crime alerts may also be electronically distributed via e-mail, and can be found on the News & Announcements page of our website.

Crime Alerts

Crime alerts are printed on red paper and describe situations or incidents of the greatest magnitude that may directly impact the Augsburg community.  Alerts can include incidents such as robberies, multiple thefts on campus, or assaults.

Crime Advisories

Crime advisories are printed on yellow paper, and describe crimes on or off-campus that are important to the college community.  While not as critical as the incidents described in the red security alerts, advisories pose significant concerns for the safety and well being of students, faculty, and staff, and are provided to increase campus awareness and encourage extra precaution to be taken in regards to safety and security issues.

You Can Help Prevent Crime at Augsburg!

  • Always lock your office whenever you leave, even if you will only be gone briefly. Most home burglaries take only 3 to 5 minutes, office burglaries can take even less time.
  • If no one is in your office suite, lock the suite door also. The suite doors are often sturdier and more difficult to force open than interior office doors. Additionally, locking a suite door requires a thief to begin their work in a public hallway rather than a private and unmonitored suite.
  • Be aware of strangers who may be looking for valuables to return and steal later. Immediately report suspicious activity to Augsburg DPS.
  • Regularly back-up all data on your computer and encourage your colleagues to do likewise. Students and employees should contact student computing or their LFC respectively with questions about backing up their data.
  • Keep valuables out of view. If possible, secure them in drawer or cabinet. Better yet, take your valuables with you or leave them at home.
  • Keep your car keys on your person at all times. If a crook can take your keys, they can take your car.
  • More information is available under the Crime Prevention tab of our website.

If you have questions or concerns regarding crime at Augsburg, please contact James Shropshire, Interim Director of Public Safety at 612-330-1712 or shropshi@augsburg.edu.


Crime Logs and Statistics

2014 Augsburg Daily Crime and Fire Log

2013 Augsburg Daily Crime and Fire Log

2012 Augsburg Daily Crime and Fire Log

The Crime and Fire Log is a daily record of incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety.

City of Minneapolis Crime Statistics and Reports

The City of Minneapolis Police Department makes city wide crime statistics and reports available on-line. This information is not developed or maintained by Augsburg College.


Security and Crime Information

Annual Security Report

In accordance with federal law, Augsburg College produces an Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Augsburg; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717. You can view the report on-line by following the link below:

2011 Annual Security Report

2012 Annual Security Report

2013 Annual Security Report