Crime Alerts

Crime alerts are issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) by Northwestern University Police. A Campus Crime Alert is posted when a Clery Act crime is reported to the University Police and the crime is considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. These crimes must have occurred within those areas of the campus that are specifically defined in the Clery Act (on campus property, non-campus property owned or controlled by the University or public property bordering campus). This information is typically disseminated to campus community members via email and notification on the University homepage and the University Police website.

Below is an archive of crime alerts from the past year. Select a Crime Alert to review related incident information. Visit the Safety Tips web page for information on a variety of crime prevention topics.

02-02-2016EvanstonHome Invasion

Home Invasion

Evanston, 02-02-2016

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at about 2:00 a.m., two Northwestern students were the victims of a home invasion at their residence in the 600 block of Clark Street in Evanston. The students reported that a man broke a window in the rear door to their second floor apartment in order to gain entry. The man threatened them, saying he had a weapon, but no weapon was displayed. The students were not injured. The offender took two laptops, two wallets and a book bag from the apartment before leaving.

The students called 911 and both Evanston Police and University Police arrived on the scene. A search for the offender was conducted by both departments but was unsuccessful.

The offender was described as a male wearing dark clothing and a stocking cap. A more detailed description could not be obtained.

The Northwestern University Police Department advises all community members to be alert when traveling on or off campus, especially at night. Report suspicious activity immediately to University Police or Evanston Police by dialing 911 or by using a Blue Light emergency telephone.