Classifying and Counting Burglaries Under the Clery Act: Is Your Institution Getting It Right?
View the archive today for CS’ June 2nd webcast from STANLEY Security and hear from industry experts as they give an overview of the essential criteria for determining whether a reported theft from a structure constitutes a burglary or larceny.
Classifying burglaries remains a challenge for institutions, as the guidance provided by the FBI and Department of Education has changed several times over the years. Since the inception of the Clery Act, institutions have struggled to properly distinguish burglaries from larcenies. The former must be included in an institution’s annual crime statistics; the latter is disclosed only when it involves a hate crime.
Colleges and universities have experienced financial consequences as the result of this confusion. Recent audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Education have found several institutions to be in violation of the Clery Act due to inaccurate or missing burglary statistics. The fines levied were up to $27,500 per institution.
This webinar will provide an overview of the essential criteria for determining whether a reported theft from a structure constitutes a burglary or larceny. It will focus on the key criteria which distinguishes one classification from the other.