The Temple News will no longer run its normal “Crime Report,” as Campus Safety Services changed the format to comply with Clery Act guidelines.
Campus Safety Services recently made the switch to a differently formatted daily crime log. Executive Director Carl Bittenbender said the change was made to better comply with college crime report regulations set forth in the Jeanne Clery Act and to parallel those of other local universities.
Now, instead of a detailed description of each incident, including affiliation to Temple and whether it was reported or perpetrated by a student, employee or non-student, each report includes the crime, time, date, location and information on whether an arrest or a University Disciplinary Committee referral has been made.
Bittenbender said the change was in the works for some time, and it will help make campus crime reporting more uniform and less tedious.
A link to the campus crime map will still be available weekly on temple-news.com.
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