Moving Toward Ever Safer Campuses

Moving Toward Ever Safer Campuses

As in any community, there will always be incidents of crime on campus. While the cause is unknown, in many categories of campus crime, the number of arrests went down between 2007 and 2009. Add unified security systems to the mix, and response to crime can be swifter and the number of victims can potentially be minimized even further.

Campus Crime Arrests
 200720082009
Murder665231
Negligent Manslaughter754
Forcible Sex Offenses3,4783,2703,284
Nonforcible Sex Offenses615999
Robbery4,9564,5404,649
Aggravated Assault5,2134,8274,981
Burglary32.96131,95326,281
Motor Vehicle Theft8,7357,3447,287
Arson915820741

Source: Most recently-available Department of Education Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act data. Numbers represent data reported from 2- and 4-year institutions nationally in compliance with the Clery Act, and include arrests that took place on campus, in residence halls, off-campus, and on public property.


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