From 2012 to 2014, campus burglaries of classrooms, dormitories, and employee offices accounted for 77% of all the burglaries reported on the university's campus. The burglarized items included computers, classroom projectors, and minor items such as compact discs and pocket change.
Burglary prevention tips (home and workplace)
- Securely lock all windows, doors, gates, and garage doors.
- Ensure that all sides of your home or workplace are well lit.
- Make your home look occupied at all times with a few inner lights burning at night. Automatic timers can be used to vary the on/off pattern of interior lights when you are away.
- Install deadbolt locks in doors and locking devices on opening windows.
- Consider installing a burglar alarm and use signs to indicate the presence of a dog or alarm system.
- Engrave or mark valuable property for identification.
- When away from home, leave a radio playing.
- Get to know your neighbors and coworkers.
- When possible, join or start a neighborhood watch program on your street.
Tips to avoid pickpockets and muggers
- Walk and jog with a friend.
- Stay away from isolated areas.
- Try to stay near streetlights.
- Hold your purse, briefcase, and other belongings close to your body.
- Place your wallet in your front pocket instead of your back pocket to discourage pickpockets.
University Police Services administers a property registration program on campus with events held throughout the year. Register your personal property, such as laptops, cellphones, bicycles, and other valuables, so that we will be able to quickly return it to you if we recover it after it is lost or stolen. Check our events page for more information on property registration and other events as they are scheduled or register your equipment with the online form below.