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Crime Statistics

The annual Clery document, which is available online in a PDF version, is published by October first of each year and provides crime statistics for the previous three years.  If you wish to obtain a printed copy please contact the Crime Prevention Coordinator at 480.965.1972 or stop by any campus police department location.

In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, which requires post-secondary institutions to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and  Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998 in memory of a student who was slain in her dorm room in 1986 in Pennsylvania.

The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, and to make public their campus security policies. It also requires that crime data is collected, reported, and disseminated to the campus community and is also submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. The act is intended to provide students and their  families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus so they can make informed decisions.

ASU Police prepares the text for the policies and practices section with input and information available from other university departments. With assistance from the Office of University Student Initiatives, ASU Police collects statistical information provided by reports from campus security authorities and local law enforcment agencies (Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Offices). Licensed counselors are exempt from reporting requirements. Campus counselors are encouraged to inform those they counsel to report crimes to ASU Police.