A visualization of Dartmouth College's daily crime log.
Open to the public.
The Crime Log
The campus daily crime log, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, provides information about all crimes reported on university property.
It must be updated within 48 hours of the reporting of the incident, providing information that is more timely and detailed than the statistics required in the annual Clery Act Report.
Crime Log Details
Some of the details required in the daily crime log include:
Many current students do not know that the daily crime log exists, as there is no mention of the daily crime log in the Department of Safety and Security's website or its webpage dedicated to the Clery Act, and no information about the crime log their physical office. There is no mention of the daily crime log in orientation materials for new students and their families.
Other interested parties, such as prospective students, faculty, staff, and the local community are similarly uninformed about the existence of the daily crime log.
The crime log is only available for inspection on request.
Added together, these conditions make the daily crime log inaccessible to students and to the general public.
To provide an online map-based visualization of the location and nature of Dartmouth College campus crimes.
To improve campus safety at Dartmouth College.
To educate all members of the Dartmouth community about common campus crimes.
What does the Clery Act say about an online crime log?
"Format: Your log may be either hard copy or electronic. If your institution has an electronic log and there are technical problems that make it unusable, use a hard copy log as a temporary replacement until the problems are resolved."
"Publicize Availability: Let students and employees know that the log is available, what it contains and where it is. You may post a notice on your website, in your security office, in your student and employee handbooks or anywhere else it's likely to be seen."
"Accessibility: The crime log for the most recent 60- day period must be open to public inspection, upon request, during normal business hours. You cannot require a written request. Anyone may have access to the log, whether or not they are associated with your institution. This includes the media. Make any portion of the log that is older than 60 days available within two business days of a request for public inspection."
A project by Guillermo K. Rojas, Class of 2013
Last Update: August 26, 2014
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