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Crime Stats/Safety Matters

This information is provided as part of Rutgers’ commitment to safety and is in compliance with the federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Public Law 101-542, as amended to the Clery Act of 1998.

The Rutgers University Police Department publishes the comprehensive security report known as “Safety Matters” annually as required under the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998.

Contact Information

For any Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)
Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone
Obtain an outside line, then dial

Non-Emergency Numbers

Camden Campus: 856-225-6111
Health Sciences Campus:
Newark Campus: 973-353-5111
New Brunswick Campus:

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone

During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date emergency information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency notification information (Rutgers NetID Required).

  • Three years of on- and off-campus crime statistics
  • Procedures for the reporting of criminal activities and emergencies on campus
  • Policies regarding security of and access to campus facilities
  • Information on law enforcement on campus
  • Description of campus security, crime prevention and alcohol and drug educational programs
  • Policies regarding the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs
  • Information on campus sexual assault prevention programs and procedures to follow in the event of a sexual assault
  • Where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained

Download full Safety Matters report (PDF)

Clery Report
In 1990 Congress authorized the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. This act required all postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics. In 1998 it was renamed the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure and Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,” in memory of a student who was slain in her dorm room at Lehigh University, in 1986.
Clery Training

For more information about Rutgers' compliance with the Clery Act and to access training materials for Campus Security Authorities, please visit our Clery website.