Keene State College released its annual Clery Report, in compliance with the Clery Act, on Thursday, Sept. 28.  

The report details crime and fire statistics from Keene State College’s main campus in Keene. 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act), a federal statute, any college or university that participates in federal aid programs must maintain and release information on campus security. 

By Oct. 1, each college is required to publish the annual Clery Report. Throughout the year, colleges are required to keep a daily crime log and log all fires. 

As a part of The Clery Report, an institution must provide statistics on referrals and arrests. 

The arrest statistics provided by Keene State College only include arrests made by law enforcement “with jurisdiction on or around Keene State College property,” according to the report. These statistics include arrests and issuing summonses to appear in a criminal court.

Four on-campus arrests were made by law enforcement in 2022 for drug-related offenses, an increase from 2021 and 2020, which both saw zero arrests. Two arrests for this violation were made on public property. 

On-campus arrests for liquor law violations stayed the same as in 2021, with nine being made. 18 arrests for liquor law violations were made on public property. 

A referral is defined as “the referral of any person to any official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is established, and which may result in the imposition of a sanction,” according to the report

Within the year 2022, disciplinary referrals for “drug-related violations” were down from 2021 by 69, with 84 total occurring on campus. 

Disciplinary referrals for liquor law violations also decreased with 319 on campus in 2022 compared to 391 in 2021. 

Under the Uniform Criminal Reports (UCR) program reported criminal offenses section, it states there were two reports of rape on campus and one report of fondling. This is down from last year, with the reporting stating seven reports of rape and three reports of fondling. 

Additionally, the report discloses relationship violence statistics from Keene State College. 

In 2022, three reports of stalking were made and two reports of dating violence were made. Both increases of one from 2021, according to the report. 

The report also discloses hate crime statistics within the Keene Campus.

According to the report, a hate crime is defined as a “criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim.” 

There were zero reports of hate crimes throughout the years of 2020-2022.

Within the Fire Safety Report portion of the Clery Report, two fires were reported on campus, both occurring in Carle Hall. 


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