Daily Crime and Fire Log
Campus Safety, on behalf of Saint Mary's College, publishes a combined Daily Crime and Fire Log to provide timely and accessible information to our campus community concerning reported incidents. This allows members of our community to choose what is best for their interests and complies with Clery Act requirements.
The Clery Act requires the College to keep a log of all alleged crimes on campus that are reported to Campus Safety. Alleged crimes include any claimed violations of local, state, or Federal laws. The log excludes crimes that happen off campus and those not reported to Campus Safety. There may be a delay between the time an event happens and when someone reports it.
The Clery Act requires the College to list reports as they are submitted. The list does not include any determinations about whether a report is credible or whether a crime has been committed. As an example, if a student reports to Campus Safety that they lost their wallet, there is no crime and no entry in the log. If, on the other hand, a student reports to Campus Safety that someone took their wallet from their residence hall room, this is a reported crime that must be entered in the log.
The Clery Act requires the College to log alleged crimes as they are reported, even if it later finds no crime took place. No one can remove entries from the log. For example, if a student reports to Campus Safety that someone took their wallet from their residence hall room but later reports that they found it in their car, the Larceny (theft) entry will remain in the log.
If a report has multiple crimes, Campus Safety makes an entry for each one. For example, if a student reports that someone broke into their room, stole their wallet, and smashed their TV, Campus Safety makes one entry for Burglary, one entry for Larceny, and one entry for Vandalism.
The log also includes fires that occur in on-campus student housing facilities. Clery standards define "fire" as any case of open flame or other burning in an uncontrolled way or in a setting not meant to contain the burning.
The Clery Act requires the College to record reports of both extinguished and still-burning fires. This includes both large fires that require 911 assistance and minor fires that may be handled without aid, such as a garbage can fire. Fires do not include sparks or smoke with no open flame or other burning. Incidents such as microwave popcorn that trigger fire alarms but where there are no open flames or other burning present do not count as fires.
Saint Mary’s College is using this website to offer the community its Daily Crime and Fire Log in compliance with the Clery Act. To view logs from prior dates, please email Campus Safety at email@example.com.