College and University Campus Crime


Federal Agency Information

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool (Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education)
Provides quick and easy customized reports about campus crime data (from annual Clery reports) for over 6,000 postsecondary education institutions in the U.S. Searchable by name of the institution, location, program, size, and degree offerings. Search results are divided into criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests, and disciplinary actions. Also provides contact information. Statistics for individual institutions or aggregated data for a group of campuses cover the most recent three years. Statistics for groups of campuses are available for a selected year (2001 to the present).
Campus Attacks
Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education. Collaborative effort by entities including the FBI, Secret Service, and the Department of Education. Reviewed 272 incidents of violence that affected IHEs in the U.S. from 1900 through 2008; prompted by the 2007 VA Tech shootings. Can also search the entire FBI website for information about "school shootings".
Campus Safety
Links to find a local program, contact a help line, find a compensation program, and additional resources. From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) in the Department of Justice.
Campus Crime
Includes links to publications from the OVC (Office for Victims of Crime, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice) and OJP (Office of Justice Programs).
Help for Crime Victims
Links for help by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)in the Department of Justice.
Campus Security (Department of Education)
Links, data, and resources from the Department of Education.

Resources

Campus Crime: Difficulties Meeting Federal Reporting Requirements
1997 GAO report discussing campus compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, enacted in 1990.
Violent Victimization of College Students, 1995-2002
A Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.
National Summit on Campus Public Safety
Strategies for Colleges and Universities in a Homeland Security Environment from the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
Synopsis of Crime in Schools and Colleges: A Study of National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Data
Historical data from 2000 through 2004.
Campus Crime and Security at Postsecondary Education Institutions
Access to historical data. This report presents data on campus crime statistics for the years 1992, 1993, and 1994 and includes information on campus security procedures, programs, and annual security reports compiled by institutions.
Campus Violence White Paper
Addresses the scope of the problem; includes data and model for prevention; 2005 publication. From the American College Health Association.
Summary Campus Crime and Security Statistics 2007-2009
Access to historical data. Has the summary national crime statistics for colleges and universities online. Available in four separate reports: Arrests, Criminal Offenses, Hate Crimes, and Disciplinary Actions.
Sexual Violence on Campus
Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education Are Failing to Protect Students. Results of survey by U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight - Majority. Findings released in 2014 by Senator Claire McCaskill.
Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education
2014 report from CRS (Congressional Research Service).
The National Center for Campus Public Safety
Provides a centralized location for campus public safety resources and initiatives. While its focus is broader than campus crime, its online Library does include the topics of sexual assault, hazing, binge drinking, arming and guns on campus, and the Clery Act.
Summary of the Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act was signed into law in 1990. It act requires institutions of higher education that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near campus. From the Clery Center for Security on Campus.
History of the Clery Act: Fact Sheet
2014 report from CRS (Congressional Research Service).
Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting
2011. Used by campuses to comply with the Clery Act.

WTAMU

WTAMU Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
Annual report. Includes information on hate crimes, crimes reported, arrests, and non-arrest campus referrals.
Daily Crime and Fire Log
May have over two months of log entries. From the WTAMU University Police Department.
Crime (WTAMU University Police Department)
Has link to Annual Crime Statistics Table.

Other

Reports on College Crime are Deceptively Inaccurate
2014 Special Report from The Columbus Dispatch.