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U.S. seeks to bolster campus crime reporting

U.S. seeks to bolster campus crime reporting

CRIMES ON CAMPUS:The Education Department is proposing a rule change to provide a better picture of these problems on campuses. Photo: clipart.com

KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile more thorough statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence.

The Education Department is proposing a rule change to provide a better picture of these problems on campuses.

The change falls under the Clery Act. That’s a law that makes colleges and universities report crime statistics on or near campus and provide warnings in a timely manner if safety is threatened. The law was amended last year to extend more rights to campus victims.

Victims’ advocates have said campus crime statistics as currently reported don’t always paint an accurate picture of the extent of sexual crimes on campus.

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