Understanding the Clery Act Sex Crime Statistics.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs (Title IV) to collect, retain, and disclose information about crime on or near their campuses. The Bates Campus Safety Clery Act Crime Statistics Annual Report notifies students, employees, potential students and employees, and the U.S. Department of Education of statistical information regarding certain crimes reported to have occurred on campus and adjacent public areas, and to provide the campus community with information on procedures for reporting such crimes.

Under the guidelines of the Clery Act, college must report the following types of sexual misconduct:  forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.  The Clery Act does not differentiate between completed and attempted sex offenses in the disclosure of statistical data.