A crisis in campus crime reporting

According to a long-awaited report released by the Department of Education to Congress, only 40 percent of postsecondary institutions that are required by law to compile and report statistics of crime on their campuses said they follow federal guidelines in defining campus crimes.

D.O.E. criticized for compliance failure

A report issued by the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) in March criticized the U.S. Department of Education for its failure to monitor institutional compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1991, a federal law that requires schools to compile and distribute an annual statistical report on campus crime.