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Crime rate on KU’s Lawrence campus down in 2011 from previous year

September 28, 2012

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Property and violent crimes on Kansas University’s campus continued a steady decline in 2011, according to an annual report released by KU Friday.

The report, mandated by the federal Clery Act, requires campuses across the country to compile statistics on a variety of on-campus offenses.

According to the report:

• There were just two reports of sex crimes on campus in 2011, compared to five in 2010 and six in 2009.

• Burglaries declined from 38 in 2009 — and 44 in 2010 — to 28 in 2011.

• One robbery was reported in 2011, compared to none in 2010 and eight in 2009.

• There was one aggravated assault reported in 2011, down from two in 2010 and four in 2009.

Liquor and drug violations, however, have mostly increased since 2009. According to the report:

• Liquor law violations totaled 54 in 2011, compared to the same number in 2010, but 23 in 2010.

• There were 49 drug law violations in 2011, down from 56 in 2010, but an increase from the 35 reported in 2009.

The report also compiles annual fire statistics, which showed:

• 22 residence hall fire incidents in 2011, totaling just $700 in damage. Many of the fire incidents were minor, such as smoke from cooking. In 2010, eight total fire incidents were reported in residence halls, compared to 43 in 2009.

The full report, which also provides information on how and where to report crimes can be found at www.ku.edu/safety/.

Comments

MacHeath 1 year, 6 months ago

Got to be those high-speed pursuit vehicles!

Seriously, why do the KU police use pursuit vehicles? I would think a 4 wheel drive SUV would be better. They would have no trouble getting around in the snow, or jumping curbs on campus.

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greenworld 1 year, 6 months ago

Thats great, maybe the LPD can model there department around the Ku department.

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Bigdog66046 1 year, 6 months ago

All the cameras must be helping!! Time to get them downtown!!

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