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Texas State releases 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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Students fill the Quad on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, on Texas State’s campus.

Texas State has officially released its 2020 Clery Act report, documenting crime statistics between 2017-2019.
Every year the “Clery Act,” a campus transparency law surrounding crime policy and statistics, requires institutions participating in the Federal Student Aid program to disclose the previous three years’ campus security policies and crime statistics in a document called the “Annual Security and Fire Safety Report”.
The original report deadline was set for Oct. 1 but was pushed back to Dec. 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s report comes after Texas State misreported its crime statistics in previous years. The University Star identified a total of 24 Clery reportable sexual assault crimes from 2014-2016, while only 15 were reported by the university for that specific time frame. In 2019, statistics for previous years were revised, including the addition of 29 previously unreported rapes.
Editor’s Note: To provide full transparency and a full picture of this situation, The University Star is analyzing the new Clery Act report and gleaning more information. This story will be updated with more information and sources as they become available. 

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