Crime Statistics

The Jeanne Clery Act 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

Schools are required to publish an annual report every year by October 1st that, among other things, contains 3 years worth of campus crime statistics. The report is to be made available automatically to all current students and employees while prospective students and employees are to be notified of its existence and afforded an opportunity to request a copy.

To view the Clery Report; click Department of Education - Clery Report for Cazenovia College

Below are some definitions that will assist in understanding the Clery Report. 


Campus: Building or property owned or controlled by the institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution and used in direct support of the educational purposes (such as academic buildings, parking areas and other non-residential property)

Public Property: Public property that is near the institution and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution, such as sidewalks, streets and public parking facilities.

Non-Campus: Any building or property owned by the institution other than a branch campus that is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area.

Crime Definitions

Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Homicide-Manslaughter by Negligence
The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Homicide-Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter
The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another.

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

Aggravated Assault
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm

The unlawful entry of a structure to with intent to commit a felony or a theft.

Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned - including joyriding.)

Weapon Law Violations
The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (our policy prohibits possession or control of any firecrackers, flares, flammable liquids, gases, and other explosives materials/devices or possession of any weapon)

Drug Abuse Violations
Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marihuana; synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, benzedrine).

Alcohol Violations
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Public intoxication and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Sex Offenses-Forcible
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. (Includes attempts)


A. Rape - sexual intercourse with a person without the other person’s consent.

B. Sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, without the other person’s consent.

C. Sexual Assault With An Object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, without the other person’s consent.

D. Forcible Fondling - The touching of the intimate body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the other person’s consent.

Sex Offenses-Nonforcible
Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse.


A. Incest - Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

B. Statutory Rape - Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent (less than 17 years of age in New York State).

Hate Crimes

A hate crime can be generally defined as a crime, which in whole or part, is motivated by the offender's bias toward the victim's status. A hate incident in an action in which a person is made aware that her/his status is offensive to another, but does not rise to the level of a crime.  Hate crimes/incidents are intended to hurt and intimidate individuals because they are perceived to be different with respect to their:

A. Race
B. Gender
C. Religion
D. Sexual Orientation
E. Ethnicity
F. Disability 


Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook