Towson University has one of the fewest crimes per capita of any public higher education institution in Maryland. When crime does occur, it is reported immediately and is made public for the safety of others.
The University Police posts crime alerts to promote awareness of potential safety
situations in the campus community. Individuals are expected to review the warnings
and take reasonable steps towards maintaining personal safety. Becoming actively involved
in crime prevention is the best way to defend against becoming a victim.
These crime alerts promote safety on campus and comply, in part with Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crine Statistics Act of 1990.
Towson University reports annual crime statistics through the Clery Report and Uniform Crime Reports (UCRs). UCR statistics are verified and published each spring for the previous calendar year. The Clery Report and UCR comparison are published in the fall of every year for the previous calendar year.