Campus Security Annual Report (Clery Act) and Crime Statistics
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual security report. The report contains information regarding campus security including such topics as: emergency procedures, crime prevention, university law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, sexual assault prevention, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. It also contains crime statistics for the previous three calendar years.
The Graduate Center can comply with the law by using a web site instead of paper documents so long as the exact web address where the report can be accessed is sent to all required recipients; something that is done every September.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Security Policies and Crime Reporting Procedures pamphlet, please call Security and Public Safety at (212) 817-7761.
A summary of crimes occurring in or around the Graduate Center is reported on a rolling basis for the prior three years.
Crime statistics reported to The Graduate Center community in this document are obtained from the following sources:
- Graduate Center Security and Public Safety incident reports
- NYPD area crime statistics
- reports from non-law enforcement Campus Security Authorities (as defined in the report).
For statistical purposes, crime statistics reported to any of these sources are recorded in the calendar year the crime was reported. The Office of Security and Public Safety also submits the annual crime statistics published in this report to the U.S. Department of Education. The statistical information gathered by the Department of Education is available to the public through the Department of Education website.
The Graduate Center community will be alerted through a community-wide email prior to October 1st of each year of the documents availability on the Office of Security and Public Safety’s website.
Specific Information about Classifying Crime Statistics
Statistics contained in this document are published in accordance with the standards and guidelines used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook and the federal law (the Clery Act).
The number of victims involved in a particular incident is indicated in the statistics column for the following crime classifications: Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Negligent Manslaughter, Forcible and Non-Forcible Sex Offenses, Aggravated Assault. For example, if an aggravated assault occurs on campus and there are three victims, this would be counted as three aggravated assaults in the crime statistics chart.
The number reflected in the statistics for Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, and Arson includes one offense per distinct operation. For example, if three students are walking together in front of the building and they are robbed, this would count as one instance of robbery in the crime statistics chart.
In cases of Motor Vehicle Theft, each vehicle stolen is counted as a statistic.
In cases involving Liquor Law, Drug Law, and Illegal Weapons violations, each person who was arrested is indicated in the arrest statistics.
The statistics captured under the "Referred for Disciplinary Action" section for Liquor Law, Drug Law, and Illegal Weapons violations indicates the number of people referred to Student Affairs for disciplinary action for violating those specific laws.
Because institutions typically have little or no hate crimes to report, hate crimes can be presented in a narrative or descriptive format. Hate crimes statistics for the three most recent calendar years will report the nature of the crime, category of prejudice and the geographic location as defined by the Clery Act. It should be noted that hate crime statistics are also part of the overall statistics reported for each year. The only exception to this is the addition of any other crime that involves bodily injury that is not already included in the required reporting categories. If a hate crime occurs where there is bodily injury, the law requires that the statistic be reported as a hate crime even though there is no requirement to report the crime classification in any other area of the compliance document.