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.
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.
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.
Definitions of Crimes Reportable under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act