Student Right to Know (Clery Act)

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As a recognized California State Law Enforcement Agency, UPD is required to provide the Department of Justice  with a monthly report containing the number and type of criminal offenses committed within our jurisdiction, as well as citations issued and arrests made. This information is forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for inclusion in their annual publication, Crime in the United States

The Jeanne Clery Act  requires SJSU to provide additional information to the community. Crimes that must be reported include:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Disciplinary referrals for liquor, drug and weapons offenses
  • Hate crimes (by classification)
  • Manslaughter
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible)

The Clery Act requires any SJSU campus official having knowledge of criminal acts (as defined by the Clery Act) to report that information to UPD for inclusion in our Annual Safety Report.

UPD asks all campus counselors to encourage their clients, when appropriate, to report criminal violations on a voluntary, confidential basis, for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. Any information received in response is included in our Annual Safety Report.

Crime statistics for the City of San José  are not included in this publication. The City of San José is one of the safest large cities in the United States. Crime statistics for the San José Police Department can be found at SJ Police Official Crime Statistics

For statistics of criminal activity at other California State Universities, visit the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool