Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Keeps Community Informed About Crime
October 01, 2021
Carla Hulsey Pate
Since its enactment in 1990 the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act (Clery Act) has become a blueprint for the means in which higher education institutions disclose information about crimes that occur on and around their campuses.
The University of Texas Police at Houston (UT Police), in coordination with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson), ensures the full compliance of the landmark federal law by providing annual updates to the document available on the UT Police website.
The Annual Security Report (MD Anderson) and the Security and Fire Safety Report (UTHealth) serve as a guidepost not only for crime statistics, but also on the programs and services widely available to our community. UT Police invites our community to review the reports and partner with us to improve all aspects of campus safety.
The most recent reports, which covers calendar year 2020, was made available Sept. 30.
Crimes included in one of four distinct categories must be reported in the Annual Security Report. They are: criminal offenses, hate crimes, violence against women, and arrests and referrals for disciplinary action.
In addition, those incidents must have occurred on campus, in non-campus buildings or properties, or on public property that is within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
UT Police produces separate reports for each institution with a goal of incorporating policy information specific to each.
To learn more about the Clery Act, go to www.clerycenter.org. To view the reports for MD Anderson and UTHealth, visit the Reports section of the UT Police website.