Annual Crime Report
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.
Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.
The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.
The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. Subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response, respectively. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, "whistleblowers", and others from retaliation.
(modified from Secuity On Campus, Inc.)
CSB SJU Annual Reports
Each report is required to provide crime report statistics for the past three years on very specific crimes located on or in the immediate vicinity of campus:
- Criminal Homicide--murder and non-begligent manslaughter and negligent manslaughter
- Sex offenses--including forcible and non-foircible
- Robbery- aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson
- Crimes that meet FBI hate crime definitions
- Arrests and referrals for disciplinary action
This report reflects crimes reported to the college, university or local law enforcement and does not necessarily reflect findings of an investigation or court.