Jeanne Clery Act - Crime Statistics
MUSC Public Safety reports statistical and other crime related information according to its policies to internal and external agencies as well as the public required by the Jeanne Clery Act.updated 2017
DAILY CRIME LOG AND PUBLICATION
The Daily Crime Log is maintained of all crimes reported to the Department of Public Safety and is recorded within two business days of the reporting of the information. The log lists the nature of the crime, date of report, the date, time of occurrence and general location, as well as the disposition of the incident, if known.
An administrative designation of “active”, “administratively (admin) closed”, “cleared by arrest”, “exceptionally cleared”, or “unfounded” shall be assigned to each case, as appropriate, to assist in case management and control.
• Active - (open) - indicates that the case is assigned to an officer and investigative efforts are active and ongoing.
• Cleared by Arrest - (closed) - indicates the case has been cleared by the arrest of at least one offender.
• Exceptionally Cleared - (closed) - indicates the case has been cleared due to the death of the offender, no prosecution, extradition denied, victim declines to cooperate or juvenile - no custody.
• Unfounded - indicates that the alleged offense did not occur. A crime is considered unfounded for Clery Act purposes only if sworn or commissioned law enforcement personnel make a determination that the report is false or baseless.
• Administratively Closed - the case is suspended until investigative leads are developed or other information leading to possible solutions of the crime surfaces.
Daily Crime Log locations would be defined as including the areas that meet the definitions of our campus, on public property within or adjacent to the campus, or in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by MUSC. For the purposes of maintaining a daily crime log as required under § 668.46(f), Clery Geography would be defined to also include, but not limited to areas within the patrol jurisdiction of the Department of Public Safety.
Entries or updates may be withheld if the information is protected by statute, or if there is a danger to the victim’s safety, jeopardizes the victim’s identity, or there is a need to keep the investigation confidential. If there is reason to believe the release of information will result in the perpetrator fleeing the area, or that evidence will be destroyed, the information also may be withheld until the jeopardy no longer exists.
The Daily Crime Log is available free of charge to the public and may be inspection at the MUSC DPS building during normal business hours for the most recent 60-day period. Data older than 60 days will be made available within two business days of a request for public inspection.
A printed copy of the Daily Crime Log is maintained by the MUSC DPS Records Office and is available free of charge upon request for public viewing during normal business hours at the MUSC Department of Public Safety, 101 Doughty Street, MSC 859, Charleston, SC 29425. The MUSC Department of Public Safety also maintains the Daily Crime Log on-line, which may be accessed on the Department of Public Safety’s Reports and Crime Statistics – Daily Crime Log.