KU crime dropped 7 percent in 2005

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,www.ku.edu/~kucops.