On-campus and residence hall burglaries have been on the rise for five years and show no signs of slowing down.
In 2007, only two on-campus burglaries were reported. By 2010, this number had increased to 28 cases, and in the most recent Department of Public Safety crime report, it jumped to 36 cases in 2011.
The annual report, which is required by federal law, also shows that residence hall burglaries jumped from two cases in 2009 to 22 cases in 2011.
- Keep your dorm room locked at all times
- Do not walk away from valuables in library, other public places
- Report stolen items by calling 911 or DPS non-emergency number at (919) 962-8100
Randy Young, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said the department is currently analyzing the annual campus security report, which was sent to the campus community in an email Friday.
“We need to study first,” Young said. “If we see a trend that is noteworthy, then we will step up.”