All postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs), which includes Bellingham Technical College, are required to submit annual crime statistics to the U. S. Department of Education Campus Safety & Security, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. BTC’s crime statistics can be found by visiting the Department of Education’s Campus Safety & Security website (link below), and are also included in the college’s Annual Security Reports.
U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety & Security Site: http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/
The statistics found on the Department of Education’s Campus Safety & Security website represent alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local police agencies. Therefore, the data collected do not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions for crime. Because some statistics are provided by non-police authorities, the data are not directly comparable to data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System which only collects statistics from police authorities. The Department’s website contains a glossary that provides definitions for the various crime and geographic categories presented in the reports.
Annual Security Report
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the college reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues and the required crime statistics in an Annual Security Report. This report must be disseminated to all students, employees, prospective students and prospective employees by October 1st of each year.
- 2019 Annual Security Report (PDF)
- 2018 Annual Security Report (PDF)
- 2017 Annual Security Report (PDF | RTF)
- 2016 Annual Security Report (PDF)
- 2015 Annual Security Report (PDF)
- 2014 Annual Security Report (PDF)
- 2013 Campus Safety Information (PDF)