Clery Geography and Clery Crimes

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Clery Geography Categories

Incident location is an important factor in determining SJSU's responsibilities under the Clery Act. It also matters whether or not SJSU has ownership or control of that location, and how it functions in relation to SJSU's overall operations. There are three Clery geography categories: On Campus, Noncampus and Public Property.

On Campus Category

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On campus Clery geography consists of any building or property owned or controlled by SJSU within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the university in direct support of, or in a manner related to our educational purposes. This includes academic, administrative and residence hall buildings.

SJSU Bookstore with Students

On Campus locations controlled by another entity but still owned by SJSU are included in this category. They are frequently used by students and support SJSU's institutional purposes, such as food or other retail vendors.

SJSU Campus Housing Aerial Photo

Residence Halls are a Subset of On Campus Geography

This means that Clery crimes reported for our residence halls are represented in both the "On Campus" and "Campus Residential" geography categories of the Annual Security Report.

Noncampus Category

Ownership or Control by Student Organizations

The first type of noncampus location is any building or property that is owned (or controlled) by a student organization that is officially recognized by SJSU.

More than One Mile Away from Campus and Doesn't Qualify as a "Separate Campus"

The second type of noncampus location is any building or property that is owned or controlled by SJSU, used in direct support of (or in relation to) our educational purposes, is frequently used by students, is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of SJSU and does not meet the Clery Act definition of a “Separate Campus”.

SJSU Campus Photo at 9th Street

Public Property Category

Clery-reportable public property consists of two limited areas. The first is public property within the campus boundary. The second is public property that's immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus boundary (sidewalk-street-sidewalk only). Noncampus locations do not have a public property reporting requirement.

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Clery Crime Categories

The four Clery crime categories listed below each have unique definitions, counting rules and exceptions that apply to them.

Download Clery crime category descriptions

Criminal Offenses (Primary Crimes)

  • Criminal Homicide
    • Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter
    • Manslaughter by Negligence
  • Sexual Assault (Sex Offenses)
    • Rape
    • Fondling
    • Incest
    • Statutory Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson

Hate Crimes

  • Crimes Within Criminal Offenses Category
  • Larceny-Theft
  • Simple Assault
  • Intimidation
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Offenses

  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking

Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action

  • Drug Law Violations
  • Liquor Law Violations
  • Weapon Law Violations