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Nov. 24, 2003.

Security on Campus, http://www.securityoncampus.org/

Security on Campus is a nonprofit organization founded by the parents of Jeanne Clery, a Lehigh University student who was murdered in her dorm room in 1986. Reaction to her death and the lack of public information about campus crime statistics led to the enactment of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092 (f)).

The website links to statistics collected and maintained by the U.S. Education Department, Office of Postsecondary Education. The statistics are searchable by institution name.

For example, a search for the University of Washington finds three matches for the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. Statistics for the Seattle campus cover 2000, 2001, and 2002 for offenses such as murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and negligent manslaughter. Statistics are given for on-campus offenses, on-campus residence halls, and noncampus areas. Other statistics deal with hate crimes and arrests.

The website includes other information about:

  • educational videos
  • news about campus crime incidents
  • resources for parents, students, victims, schools, lawyers, reporters, and members of congress
  • links to campus security department websites

Visitors may register for weekly email updates.

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