You are here: Home / Departments / Security Department / Crime Reporting

Crime Reporting

Your right to know about security issues at CNM.

Report a Crime

Call (505) 224-3002 immediately if you observe or have been told about a crime.

Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Crime Reporting Obligations

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, otherwise known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires CNM to disclose information about campus crime.  This law applies to crimes that occur on CNM campuses, property owned or controlled by CNM, public property (thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking areas) within or immediately adjacent to campus, and non-campus locations at which approved college activities are taking place.

In order to maintain compliance with the Clery Act, CNM employees have an obligation to report any occurred, in progress, or suspected criminal activity on or involving CNM property.  Contact the Security Department immediately at 224-3002 if you observe or have reported to you any crime listed below:

  • murder/non-negligent manslaughter
  • negligent manslaughter
  • sex offenses/sexual assault
  • robbery
  • aggravated assault
  • burglary
  • motor vehicle theft
  • arson
  • domestic/dating violence
  • stalking
  • liquor, drug, and weapons violations

In addition to the above crime categories, hate crimes for the following offenses must be reported:

  • larceny/theft
  • intimidation
  • simple assault
  • damage/destruction/vandalism of property

For reporting purposes, please assume that a hate crime is any crime proving that the victim was selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.

If you are in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of caution and report the incident.  Please do not investigate the crime or attempt to determine whether a crime, in fact, took place—simply report the information.  Crimes are to be reported regardless of whether the victim chooses to file a report with law enforcement or to press charges.

If you report an incident to the Dean of Students Office or another CNM department, it is imperative that the incident is also reported to the Security Department. 

Thank you for your assistance in complying with this federal law.  If you have any questions regarding reporting obligations, contact Mialma Gallegos at 224-4754.

Right to Know Reports

Right to Know Reports

The Federal Student Right to Know, Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, now cited as “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act” requires institutions of higher learning to prepare, publish, and distribute a report concerning campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis through appropriate publications, mailings or computer network to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request.

This report contains the annual report concerning specific campus arrests and crime statistics as well as information about campus programs and activates intended to promote crime awareness, campus safety and security.

This report complies with the provisions as codified in: 1) United States Code, Title 20, section 1092 (f) and amended in 1992 and 1998, 2) United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Chapter VI, Part 668, Section 668.47 and 3.   Amendments:  Public Law: 102-26, 102-325, 105-244 & 106-386

This report is printed annually.  You may view it at the CNM Security Office ( Public Safety Building ) at 725 University Blvd, SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106.  You also may request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (505) 224-4632 during normal working hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday).

The Clery Act: History and Context

In the 1980s, concern grew about crime and security at the nation's post secondary institutions. Such institutions traditionally had been considered to be safe-havens where students could focus on their studies. However, a number of high profile violent crimes on college campuses changed that perception. Such concerns led Congress to pass legislation regarding campus Security and crime reporting at post-secondary institutions.

The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542) was signed into law in November 1990 and amended several times in subsequent years. Title II of this Act is known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. It requires institutions participating in the student financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to disclose information about campus safety policies and procedures and to provide statistics concerning whether certain crimes took place on campus.

Final regulations for the law were published by the U.S. Department of Education in April 1994, with technical amendments published in June 1995. Under the Act, by October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute to current and prospective students and employees an annual security report that includes: Statistics concerning the occurrence on campus of certain criminal offenses reported to campus officials; statements about campus law enforcement policies; campus security education and prevention programs; alcohol and drug policies; sexual assault education and procedures for reporting sexual assaults, and procedures for handling reports of sexual assault.

The Act also requires institutions to provide a timely warning to the campus community about crimes that are considered to represent a continuing threat to students and employees. This warning must be done in a manner that will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

In addition, the Act requires the Secretary of Education to make a one-time report to Congress on campus crime statistics. To provide information for the Secretary's report, the Office of Post-secondary Education and the National College on Post-secondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning, U.S Department of Education, requested that the National Center for Education Statistics conduct a survey on campus crime and security at post-secondary education institutions.

The survey collected information about campus crime statistics, annual security reports compiled by institutions, and campus security procedures and programs. This is the first time such information has been gathered from a nationally representative sample of post-secondary institutions. The results of this survey provide the first national estimates about campus crime and security and allow comparisons to be made between various kinds of institutions.