Annual Security Reports

Information and reports for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime act.

Annual Security 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 activities 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 usual 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 of campus crime and security and allow comparisons to be made between various kinds of institutions.