Crime Statistics / Clery Report
The Department of Education is the agency responsible for assuring that institutions comply with the Act.
Crimes to be reported:
- Aggravated Assault
- Forcible Sex Offense
- Hate crimes
- Liquor, drug or weapon law violations
- Motor vehicle theft
- Murder//non-negligent manslaughter
- Negligent manslaughter
- Non-forcible sex offenses
In 2008 the law regarding hate crime reporting was expanded to include incidents of theft, simple assault, intimidation and vandalism where a person was targeted based on their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or ethnicity.
If you are in doubt as to whether a situation is reportable, please err on the side of caution and report it to Public Safety. Please do not attempt to investigate or determine further facts of a situation - just make the report. Appropriate University personnel will contact you if further information is needed.
One important part of this law requires the University to issue safety alerts about crimes that may pose an ongoing risk to the community.
How do I report the crime?
If someone has been injured, if the situation is life-threatening or in an emergency call 911.
Public Safety can be reached by dialing (212) 678-3220 or 678-3333.
Victims may remain anonymous and the Campus Security Authority should still file a report if it is believed that the crime has been reported in good faith.
Definitions of Clery Act crimes
- Aggravated assault: Causing or attempting to cause serious bodily injury. Assault with a weapon.
- Arson: Willful or malicious burning or attempts to burn property.
- Burglary: Unlawful entry of a structure (including all attempts) with the intent to commit a crime therein.
- Forcible sex offense: Any sex act directed against another, forcibly and against that person's will, and all acts where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
- Hate crimes: Any crime involving bodily injury motivated by the actor's perception of the victim's race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.
- Liquor law, drug or weapons violations: (where there has been an arrest or disciplinary referral).
- Motor vehicle thefts: Including all attempted thefts.
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: The willful, non-negligent killing of one human being by another.
- Negligent manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
- Non forcible sex offenses: Incest or statutory rape.
- Robbery: Taking or attempts to take anything of value by force, threat of force or violence, or by placing the victim in fear.
Please contact the Assistant Director of Public Safety at (212) 678-7468 if you have any questions or concerns about your responsibilities under this law.