Clery Act & Crime Reports
Daily Crime Logs
Campus Violence Risk Reduction Plan, Aug 2014
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act is federal law which requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on, and near their respective campuses.
The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a Lehigh University student who was victimized at a campus residence hall in 1986. The Clery Act, signed in 1990, was originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.
The Annual Security Report (see above for actual report) includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crime that occurred on campus including certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by LSU, on public property within or immediately adjacent to LSU and or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, crime reporting, sexual assault and others.
LSUHSC-NO publishes an annual report every year by October 1st that contains the three most recent years of campus crime statistics and certain security policy statements including sexual assault policies which assure basic victims’ rights, the law enforcement authority of University Police and where students should go to report crimes.
The report is made available automatically to all current students and employees while prospective students and employees are notified of its existence and afforded an opportunity to request a copy. LSUHSC-NO places the report on the Internet and notifies the required recipients, providing the exact Internet address where the report can be found. Paper copies are available upon request.
A copy of the statistics is also provided to the U.S. Department of Education.
LSUHSC-NO discloses crime statistics for the campus, unobstructed public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms.
The statistics are gathered from University Police, local law enforcement, and other school officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities” such as student judicial affairs directors. Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting obligations, but may refer patients to the Campus Assistance Program (CAP).
Crimes are reported in the following seven major categories, with several sub-categories:
|1. Criminal Homicide
|2. Sex Offenses|
|4. Aggravated Assault|
|6. Motor Vehicle Theft|
LSUHSC-NO also reports the following types of incidents if they result in either an arrest or disciplinary referral:
Liquor Law Violations
Drug Law Violations
Illegal Weapons Possession
If both an arrest and referral are made only the arrest is counted.
LSUHSC-NO discloses in its public crime log any crime that occurred on campus or within the patrol jurisdiction of the University Police that is reported to the University Police Department. This log includes the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime as well as its disposition if known.
The log is available for viewing during normal business hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Students, employees, and the general public such as parents or members of the local press may access it.