Public Safety
Crime Information

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (formerly the Campus Security Act of 1990) 20 U.S.C. §1092 and 34 C.F.R. Part 668 requires colleges receiving federal funds to publish annually specific crime-related information in an annual report. 

Crime Statistics

Harris Stowe State University is committed to providing students with a safe and secure environment in which to learn.  The University reports statistics on the following crimes and offenses annually.

Criminal Homicide – murder and non-negligent and negligent manslaughter.

Forcible or Non-forcible Sex Offenses – A forcible sex offense is any sexual act directed against another person, forcible or against that person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent (such as when the victim is intoxicated).  Non-forcible sex offenses are acts of “unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.”  This definition encompasses incest or statutory rape.

Robbery – The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the control, custody, or care of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault – the unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.  Usually, this offense occurs by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

Burglary – the unlawful entry (breaking and entering) into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft.

Arson – willful or malicious burning or an attempt to burn a dwelling (house), public building, motor vehicle, aircraft, or personal property.

Motor Vehicle Theft – the theft or attempted theft or a motor vehicle.

On-campus Arrest – for Alcohol, Drugs, and Illegal Weapon violations.

Certain Referrals for campus Disciplinary Actions for Alcohol, Drugs, or Illegal Weapon Violations – if these referrals are included in the report as an arrest, the college does not need to report the referral under this category.

Hate Crimes – crimes that fall into the above list, crimes involving bodily injury, or crimes reported to campus security or local police. HSSU must report hate crimes by category of prejudice:  race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability as part of the campus crime statistics.

Click here for the 2013 Crime Stats.


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