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Public Safety Office announces 2013 crime statistics

Mon, 05/12/2014

LAWRENCE — Crime at the University of Kansas declined in 2013 by 18 percent, KU’s Public Safety Office advised today with the release of its annual crime statistics.

Public Safety handled 670 criminal offenses during 2013 compared with 818 in 2012. 

“I am pleased that our efforts have resulted in a safer campus for students, faculty and staff,” said Chief Ralph Oliver.  Violent crimes continue to be 1 percent of all crimes reported.  Most crimes were property crimes, such as theft and burglary.

Thirty-six burglaries were reported in 2013, including 10 auto burglaries. The number of reported auto burglaries continued a downward trend. “The increased use of closed-circuit cameras on campus allows us to monitor the parking lots for suspicious activity,” Oliver said. “I appreciate the support of the university administration for additions to the closed-circuit camera system and the diligence of our employees as they use all means to reduce crime on campus.”

The KU Public Safety Office provides year-round law enforcement, security, emergency communications and emergency management to the KU-Lawrence community.

A complete list of all offenses reported to the department from 2003 to 2013 can be found here and here.



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