The Clery Act requires that the University of Minnesota disclose information about specific crimes occurring within a defined geographic area.
Clery Crime Definitions
There are four categories of crimes disclosed under the Clery Act.
1) Criminal Offenses
- Murder/Non Negligent Manslaughter
- Negligent Manslaughter
- Statutory Rape
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
2) Hate/ Bias Crimes
Any of the above crimes when there is evidence that the perpetrator was motivated to commit the crime based on the victims real or perceived inclusion in a protected class. The following crimes are reported only when there is evidence that the crime was motivated by the perpetrators bias.
- Damage/Destruction/Vandalism of Property
- Simple Assault
3) Violence Against Women Act Crimes
- Dating Violence
- Domestic Violence
4) Arrests and Referrals for Liquor, Drug, and Weapons Law Violations
There are four geographic categories in which reported crimes are recorded
1) On Campus (Total on campus- including on campus residential)
2) On Campus Residential
3) Non Campus Property
4) Public Property
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is produced each year. This document contains crime statistics three years of crime statistics for reported crimes which occurred on within a specific geographic area, known as campus "Clery Geography."
In addition to crime statistics, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes a wealth of helpful information. The report details how to report crimes occurring on campus; how to report the occurrence of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and what to expect when a report of these crimes is made to the University of Minnesota Police Department or to other officials at the University of Minnesota.
SAFE U Advisory Notification
The Clery Act requires that the University give timely warning to the campus community for reported Clery Act crimes, occurring within campus Clery Geography that is determined to pose a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community. The University of Minnesota complies with this requirement by issuing SAFE U Advisory Notifications. SAFE U Advisory Notifications inform that campus community of a the type of crime that occurred, when the crime occurred, and the location the crime occurred. SAFE U Advisory Notifications are intended to help members of the campus community be informed about crime and to help prevent the occurrences of similar crimes.
In most cases, a SAFE U Advisory will not be sent for crimes occurring outside of the University's Clery Geography.
Neighborhood residents and visitors are encouraged to contact and familiarize themselves with their local public safety organizations. For more information on how to subscribe to crime alerts for the appropriate local law enforcement agency see the links below:
Minneapolis Police Crime Alerts
St. Paul Police Emergency Notification
SAFE U Emergency Notification
The Clery Act requires the University to immediately notify the campus community of a significant emergency or dangerous situation that poses an imminent threat to the health and safety of campus. The University complies with this requirement by issuing SAFE U Emergency Notifications to inform the campus community of the dangerous condition and immediate steps to take to help ensure safety.
Daily Crime Log
The University of Minnesota Police Department maintains a Daily Crime Log. This log is a record of all crimes reported to UMPD, occurring within the campus Clery Geography.
Housing and Residential Life provides information regarding fire in on campus student residential facilities.