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Moving Toward Ever Safer Campuses

University Business, June 2012

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
  2007 2008 2009
Murder 66 52 31
Negligent Manslaughter 7 5 4
Forcible Sex Offenses 3,478 3,270 3,284
Nonforcible Sex Offenses 61 59 99
Robbery 4,956 4,540 4,649
Aggravated Assault 5,213 4,827 4,981
Burglary 32.961 31,953 26,281
Motor Vehicle Theft 8,735 7,344 7,287
Arson 915 820 741

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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