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Annual Safety and Security Report

Each year we collect data about the crimes that are committed on and near campus, as well as resources devoted to safety. This data is compiled into the Annual Safety and Security Report and made available to the public. Northern Illinois University collects data from multiple sources and includes statistics from the previous three years. The document thoroughly explains campus partnerships and ways we keep NIU safe.

The Clery Act requires the colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to disclose information about any crime that occurs on or near campus.

The Clery Act was created because of the 1986 rape and murder of Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student. Her murder triggered a backlash against unreported crime on campuses across the country. The result was the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act signed in 1990. This legislation helps students to be more aware of area crime so they can take action to stay safe.