The Clery Crime Statistics are reported using the definitions outlined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. These statistics represent a compilation of crime statistics from numerous Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), not just the University Police Department. If you are a CSA and have a crime to report, please use our online reporting form: [link to Clery Form coming soon]
Alternatively, you may report an incident to one of UT Austin's Clery Coordinators:
What is the Clery Act?
The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (20 USC §1092(f)) is a federal law originally known as the Campus Security Act. It requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to disclose information about crime on/around their campuses.
The Clery Act is named after Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman, who was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986. Her parents said if they had known about the crime on campus, they never would have allowed their daughter to attend that college. In response to this tragic incident, the Clery Act was established.
The Clery Act has undergone many changes since it was signed into law in 1990. Some of these changes included additional requirements about the rights of sexual assault victims, sex offender notifications, emergency response, and protection for whistleblowers.
Although you may not recognize it as the Clery Act, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which is sent out to all UT students and employees on or before October 1st each year, is directly tied to this ongoing data collection.
We use the statistical data to develop meaningful policies around prevention, awareness, and response. If we are proactive, we can develop a community where we are all engaged in campus safety.