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Simmons Police releases 2022 Clery Report

Adriana Arguijo Gutierrez

Simmons’ 2022 Clery Report was released to the student body via email from Chief of Simmons University Police Paul Lombardo on September 29. 


A Clery Report is a federally mandated annual report that provides statistics and information about crime on and around college campuses. According to the message from Simmons President Lynn Perry Wooten attached to the beginning of this year’s report, it is issued to help students “make informed decisions, learn how to stay safe, and where and how to seek help.” 

Lombardo’s opening remarks announced plans for a new gender-inclusive self-defense class. According to his statement, the class will consist of just one session in order to allow a larger proportion of the Simmons community to participate. Dates have not yet been released.

Crime statistics provided in the Clery Report indicated a total of 34 reported incidents of various crimes in 2022. It showed a total of just 21 reported incidences in 2021.

In the sex offenses section, the report showed three reported incidences of rape and one reported incidence of statutory rape in 2022. There were no sex offenses reported in 2021. 

The report also indicated four incidences of domestic violence, two incidences of dating violence, and seven incidences of stalking in 2022. No incidences of domestic violence were reported in 2021, and there was one incidence of dating violence and three incidences of stalking. 

In 2022, there were seven incidences of Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action and four Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action. In 2021, there were nine and two respectively. 

Reported incidences of burglary stayed consistent from 2021 to 2022, with six reported burglaries both years.

There were no bias offenses reported in 2022, as compared to two incidences in 2021.

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Olivia Ray
Olivia Ray, Editor-in-Chief
Olivia Ray (2024, she/her) is a Journalism major with minors in Political Science, History, and Integrated Media and has been writing for the Voice since her freshman year. She is also a member of the Honors program and Simmons University Dance Company. She is passionate about cycling, good coffee, affordable housing, and all things student-driven media.
Adriana Arguijo Gutierrez
Adriana Arguijo Gutierrez, Visuals Editor
Adriana Arguijo Gutierrez (2023, they/she) is a Communications major (concentration in Media Arts) with a minor in Photography. Aside from working with the Voice, they run a portrait & event photography business serving clients in the Eastern MA area. Her favorite style of photography is portraiture.

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