The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses for the previous three years annually by Oct. 1. Learn more about this important policy from the Clery Center.

After discovering inaccuracies in the 2021 Annual Security Report and the 2020 Annual Security Report, Whitman College staff did a thorough review of the crime statistics and other data in both reports in order to make updates and to ensure their accuracy.

These updated reports are linked below and have been resubmitted to the Department of Education.

2021 Annual Security Report

2020 Annual Security Report

As a reminder, the Annual Security Report lists the number of crimes that were reported on campus property or on property adjacent to campus and is required by the Clery Act. It is also important to understand that the numbers in this document account for when an incident was reported, not necessarily when an incident took place, which is how the Department of Education requires this report to be framed. 

Reports are in Adobe PDF format. Download the Adobe Acrobat reader here.

Crime Categories Covered

  • Criminal homicide: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence
  • Sexual assault: rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson

In addition to any of the items listed in Criminal Offenses, Hate Crimes also includes:

  • Larceny-theft
  • Simple assault
  • Intimidation
  • Destruction/damage/vandalism of property
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Weapons law violations
  • Drug abuse violations
  • Liquor law violations

Geographical Area Covered in the Annual Security Report

Clery Act crime reporting is not strictly limited to events that occur on campus or within campus buildings and residences. Institutions must include statistics for crime that occur in any of these geographic areas:

  • On-campus (anywhere)
  • On-campus student housing
  • Public property within campus bounds
  • Public property immediately adjacent to the campus
  • Noncampus buildings and property owned or controlled by the organization that are used for educational purposes and frequently used by students but not a part of the core campus, or those owned or controlled by a student organization officially recognized by the institution

Daily Crime Log

Wherever crimes occur, campus police and public safety departments must maintain a daily crime log of all reported crimes that fall within their jurisdiction. This crime log must be made available to the public during daily business hours.

Whitman's Daily Crime Log is available online.