Archive for Wednesday, March 29, 2006

KU crime dropped 7 percent in 2005

March 29, 2006


Crimes reported on Kansas University's Lawrence campus dropped by about 7 percent in 2005, according to reports released today by KU's Public Safety Office.

The total number of crimes fell from 818 incidents reported in 2004 to 754 in 2005, KU officials said.

Part of the reduction - a 23 percent drop in parking lot crimes - was attributed to the addition of 10 surveillance cameras in campus parking lots, KU officials said.

Property crimes continue to account for the majority of reported crime on campus. Reported thefts on campus decreased overall, though there was a slight increase in bike thefts. Other property crimes such as burglary and criminal damage to property both showed decreases. A full listing of all offenses reported from 1997 to 2005 can be found at the office's Web site,


geekin_topekan 11 years, 11 months ago

Here in Topeka they would include expired meters in that statistic.

yourworstnightmare 11 years, 11 months ago

Just think of the drop in crime when KU professors are given the right to carry a concelaed firearm on campus.

badger 11 years, 11 months ago

Nah, you're all missing the point. This drop in the crime rate is temporal overflow from next January's implementation of the concealed carry law.

You see, the crime rate will drop SO FAST that it will cause a reversal in the space-time continuum and project crimelessness back into the past!

It must be true. I read it on a pro-guns website...


Confrontation 11 years, 11 months ago

Wow! Imagine how much it will drop once Jeff Hawkins is gone!

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