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NICAR Data Library releases updated DOE campus crime data

The NICAR Database Library has updated the Department of Education's ​Campus Crime data to include the most recent reports on alleged crime, arrests and discipline reported for 2012.  Buy it here.


What's in it?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 are subject to it. The information contained in each report is based on the calendar year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31) in which the crime was reported to campus officials. We've compiled and cleaned the data.

Data is available for 2001 through 2012. On-campus and off-campus crime, arrests, discipline and hate crimes are reported in separate tables that can be linked. Limited information is available for 2000. For more information, check out the NICAR Readme file and the record layouts (.xlsx format) for the data tables. You can also contact the Database Library at 573-884-7711 or


What format is it in?

​The older years of campus crime data (2001 - 2009) are available in DBF format. The newer years (2010 - 2012) are in CSV format. We are working on converting older years to CSV as well. If you'd like something different, contact us and we'll do our best to help you out. Email or call (573) 884-7711.


How can I use it?

You can use the data ​to look at reports over time, by campus. You can also find out how well your local institute of higher education is reporting its crime statistics as required under the Clery Act.

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How much does the data cost?

The entire database (all years) costs $25 for IRE members, $75 for all others. To purchase, visit or contact the Data Library staff at (573) 884-7711 or

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