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Crime Reporting and Statistics

The Department of Public Safety collects and analyzes past and current crime data and processes it using established methodologies and advanced technology. The information is then used to determine patterns of criminal activity so Drexel Public Safety can quickly react by effectively allocating resources and, when warranted, make timely notifications. The data are also used to strategically coordinate deployment and appropriately respond with other law enforcement and public safety entities including the Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania Police Departments. The Department of Public Safety is required to comply with all federal and state mandates for disclosing crime information.

Crime Categories

All reported crimes are categorized in accordance with Uniform Crime reporting requirements established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook [PDF] contains definitions and classifications for all crime categories.

Clery Act Compliance

The Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting [PDF] assists universities and colleges in meeting the regulatory requirements of the Crime Awareness and Security Act (Title II of Public Law 102-542), also known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or the Clery Act. The handbook covers such topics as Classifying and Defining Clery Crimes, Timely Warnings, the Daily Crime Log and Annual Disclosure Requirements.

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Campus Security Authorities

Under the Clery Act, Drexel University is required to disclose "statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a 'Campus Security Authority'." A Campus Security Authority (CSA) is an individual within the Drexel community who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

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Pennsylvania Crimes Code

Drexel University is mandated by Pennsylvania Crimes Codes Section 33.111 to disclose crime statistics. Each institution of higher education is required to annually report crime statistics and rates to the State Police, for publication in the Pennsylvania uniform crime report.