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.

As a reminder, the Annual Security Report lists the number of crimes that were reported on campus property or on property adjacent to campus. 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. 

2022 Annual Security Report (stats from: 2021, 2020, 2019)

2021 Annual Security Report (stats from: 2020, 2019, 2018)

2020 Annual Security Report (stats from: 2019, 2018, 2017)

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

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

Whitman's geography as defined for Clery Act purposes is detailed in the map below.

Whitman College Clery geography map

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.

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

A Hate Crime is a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally
selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim. There are eight categories of bias
reported under the Clery Act: Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender, Gender Identity,
Ethnicity, National Origin and Disability.

For Clery Act purposes, Hate Crimes include all of the previously listed Criminal Offenses as well as:

  • Larceny-theft
  • Simple assault
  • Intimidation
  • Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

Colleges and universities are also required to report the following Violence Against Women Act
(VAWA) crimes including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking

Colleges and universities are further required to report three types of incidents if they result in
either an arrest or disciplinary referral:

  • Weapons law violations
  • Drug abuse violations
  • Liquor law violations