EFSC Crime Statistics/Annual Security Report
Each year Eastern Florida State College prepares an Annual Security Report that provides vital safety and security information for all students, employees and visitors. In accord with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), the Annual Security Report contains crime statistics and institutional policies and procedures relating to safety and security, including information about crime reporting, emergency announcements, sexual misconduct, alcohol and drugs, safety awareness, and resources available to the College community.
Click here to view the 2019-2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. [If your web browser displays an older version of the report, refresh the screen after opening the PDF to view the most recent 2019-20 report.]
As you review the report each year, we encourage you to pay special attention to the information on available services, safety tips and reporting crimes. As always, if you have any questions, contact the College's 24-hour Security Department Office on your campus.
The Clery Act
Originally known as the Campus Security Act, the Clery Act is the landmark Federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose statistics of campus crime activity and safety-related information. The law is tied to an institution's participation in Federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The intent of the Clery Act is to provide members of the College community with accurate, complete, and timely information about their learning and working environment so that they can make informed decisions about keeping themselves safe.
Clery Act Crimes
In accordance with the requirements of the Clery Act, Eastern Florida's Annual Security Report contains the statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning the number of Clery Act crimes that occurred on or within Eastern Florida State College’s “Clery geography” and were reported to local law enforcement agencies or to a Campus Security Authority.
While many types of crimes may occur, the Clery Act only requires statistics for certain types of crimes to be included in the Annual Security Report. A crime must be included under the Clery Act if:
1. The type of crime is considered:
- Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter
- Negligent Manslaughter
- Statutory Rape
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
- Arrests for Violations of Liquor, Drug, or Weapons Laws
- Disciplinary Actions for Violations of Liquor, Drug, or Weapons Laws
- “Hate Crime” where evidence suggests that the victim of any of the above-listed crimes, plus Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, or Destruction-Damage-Vandalism of Property, was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or disability;
2. The crime occurred in one of these locations (i.e. “Clery geography”):
- On any campus
- On public property within any campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from any campus
- On any non-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, frequented by students, and used in support of or relationship to the College’s educational purposes
Campus Security Authorities
The Clery Act requires certain individuals and organizations known as "Campus Security Authorities" or "CSA" to document any Clery Act crimes reported to them in good faith occurring on or within the College's Clery geography. A crime is reported under the Clery Act when a CSA either has personal knowledge of the crime, or when a CSA is made aware of the crime by a victim, witness, third party or even the offender.
At Eastern Florida State College, Campus Security Authorities consist of any of the following:
- All members of the EFSC Security Department
- Any individual who has responsibility for campus security but are not official members of the EFSC Security Department to include contracted security officers, student security escorts, and others having responsibilities for observing campus areas for safety reasons
- Any individual or organization recognized by the College as a point of contact to whom students and employees may report criminal offenses
- Any representative of the College who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to student discipline and campus judicial proceedings who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the student
Documenting Reports of Clery Act Crimes
All Campus Security Authorities other than Security Officers should use the Campus Security Authority Reporting Form when documenting a reported Clery Act crime. Definitions for each type of Clery Act crime are contained on page 5 of the form.
Information and Training
For more information about the Clery Act and the role and responsibility of Campus Security Authorities, please read the U.S. Department of Education's Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting and/or take its companion online training course Campus Safety and Security Reporting Training.