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Archive for Thursday, August 30, 1990

CAMPUS CRIME RISES THIS YEAR

August 30, 1990

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The number of crimes reported on the Kansas University campus rose sharply during the first seven months of 1990, according to figures released by KU's police department.

From January to July 1990 of this year, 836 crimes were reported, compared with 636 crimes during the first seven months of 1988 and 680 during the same period in 1989.

James Denney, director of the department, said KU police now have the ability to provide up-to-date information about criminal incidents on campus. The department also issues an annual report.

Lt. John Mullens today said police installed a new computer system in 1988, making it easier to access reports for such comparisons. But he added that police still are learning all the ways they can use the computer.

According to figures for 1990, the highest number of crime reports in one month came in February, when there were 210 crimes reported on campus. The least amount of reported crime occurred in June this year, when there were 57 reports.

No breakdown of the types of crimes that were committed was available. KU police compile that information when they do their annual crime report.

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