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Clery Act & Crime Reporting

Learn About the Clery Act

The Division of Public Safety encourages all present and prospective members of the Penn community to educate themselves about the various types of criminal incidents occurring in the Penn patrol zone*.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Clery Act and the wealth of information available to you. For questions, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Public Safety, at 215-898-7515.

*The Division of Public Safety provides comprehensive safety, security and patrol services for all areas comprising the Penn patrol zone, which includes 30th Street to 43rd Street, on the east-west border, and Market Street to Baltimore Avenue, on the north-south border, in addition to patrols by the Philadelphia Police department.

Clery Crime Log

The daily Clery crime log includes ALL alleged criminal incidents reported to and made known to the Division of Public Safety in the Penn patrol zone.

DPS maintains an electronic version of the crime log on our website and a printed copy is available for review at our headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street.

Weekly summaries of crime statistics for both the Penn patrol zone and the Philadelphia Police Department’s 18th District (the geographic area in the city in which Penn is situated), is maintained by the Almanac, the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Record, Opinion and News.

University of Pennsylvania Annual Security & Fire Safety Report | Philadelphia

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended, requires colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies and procedures and specific statistics for criminal incidents, arrests, and disciplinary referrals to students and employees.

Federal law requires institutions with on-campus housing to share with the campus community an annual fire report.

In addition, the Uniform Crime Reporting Act requires Pennsylvania colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies and procedures to students, employees, and applicants; to provide certain crime statistics to students and employees, and to make those statistics available to applicants and prospective employees upon request.
You may view the report below or request a paper copy of the report by calling the Division of Public Safety’s Office of the Vice President a 215-898-7515.

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The Clery Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent violence, substance abuse and other crimes in college and university campus communities across the United States, and to compassionately assist the victims of these crimes. visit CleryCenter.org

The “Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award” was established in 1994 by Howard & Connie Clery to honor schools and individuals that have done extraordinary things to make college and university students safer. Penn’s Division of Public Safety was the recipient of this award in 2003 for our innovative use of technology in designing and implementing the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera network, and for our campus and community patrols.