Department of Education

The Federal Clery Act requires institutions of higher learning to prepare, publish, and distribute a report concerning campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis. As part of this requirement, Boston University compiles crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years based on reports of crime that have been received. Campus Security Authorities are mandated to report crimes to the Boston University Police for inclusion in these statistics. Each year, the BU Police request crime statistics from local police and include any crime reported to them that had occurred on BU property or our reportable public property areas.

The Clery Act stipulates that the crime statistics be grouped according to these geographical designations:

  1. On-Campus – inside any building or on any property owned or controlled by BU
  2. On-Campus Residential – a subset of on-campus, reflects incidents occurring in dormitories or BU owned student housing
  3. Public Property – the public spaces (i.e. sidewalks, streets, parks) immediately surrounding on-campus buildings
  4. Non-Campus – BU properties that are further than a mile from campus are counted in this category.

Boston University Crime Statistics

Boston University maintains a daily crime log which is updated each day and may be viewed in the lobby of the BUPD station at 32 Harry Agganis Way Boston, MA 02215. Boston University also publishes the three most recent years of crime statistics in our Annual Security & Fire Safety report.

Boston Police Crime Statistics

The Boston Police publish their crime statistics by district. BU’s Charles River Campus overlaps district D-4 and district D-14. BU’s Medical Campus is located in district D-4. You can find the most recently published statistics by visiting the Boston Police website.

Brookline Police Crime Statistics

Brookline crime statistics are available on the Brookline Police website.