When to Report a Crime


Clery Reportable Crimes

In order for a crime to be considered Clery reportable, it must meet the following criteria: (1) It must be a Clery crime and (2) It must have occured within Clery geography.

Information about Clery crimes and Clery geography are listed below.


CSAs are required to promptly report allegations of Clery Act crimes to the Clery Compliance Director. This can be accomplished by submitting the CSUF CSA Crime Reporting Form.

CSAs are not responsible for determining whether a crime took place, but CSAs are responsible for promptly reporting information to the University when they receive an allegation of a Clery crime. 

Clery Crimes

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) must use the criminal offenses listed below when classifying and reporting crimes under  the Jeanne Clery Act.

Criminal Offenses

34 CFR 668.46 (c)
  • Criminal Homocide
  • Sexual Assult
  • Robbery
  • Aggrevated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson

Hate Crimes

34 CFR 668.46(c)

A criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim. In addition to criminal offenses, the following crimes are included in Clery Act statistics only if they are Hate Crimes

Bias: Is a preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin.

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender
  • Gener Identity
  • Ethnicity
  • National Orgin Disability

Additional Hate Crimes

In addition to criminal offenses, the following crimes are included in Clery Act statistics only if they are Hate Crimes.

  • Larceny-Theft
  • Simple Assult
  • Intimdation
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Offences

34 CFR 668.46(c)

  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking

Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals for Violations of Weapons, Drugs Abuse, and Liquor Laws

34 CFR 668.46(c)

  • Weapons Violations
  • Drug Abuse Violations
  • Liquor Law Violations

Clery Geography

The Clery Act requires institutions to disclose statistics for reported Clery Act crimes that occur on campus, on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus, and on noncampus property that the university owns or controls (i.e. rents, leases, or has a written agreement for use of the property).

  • On Campus - Buildings and property that are part of the institution's campus
  • Public Property - Public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
  • Noncampus - The institution's noncampus buildings and property