Penn includes emergency preparedness plan with release of annual Clery Act report

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Clery Act report went public Thursday, detailing the last three years of crime on campus.

    With it came highlights of the university’s emergency preparedness plan, in case the report had anyone feeling a little down.

    The Daily Pennsylvanian has a quick review of the report’s details, which include murder, arson, motor vehicle theft and liquor law violations, to name a few. Stats from 2008 through 2010 show two murders in the area, both off-campus. On-campus crimes in the last three years include 28 robberies, 25 motor vehicle thefts and 25 forcible sexual offenses.

    The Clery Act is annual report all U.S. colleges publish following the 1986 murder of Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery. It was later determined the university failed to notify students of 38 violent crimes in the previous three years around campus.

    Penn’s Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush calls the university’s public safety program “outstanding,” and the report shows no “property damage or loss of life or injury due to a fire on campus.”

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