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Crime on Campus

CRIME ON CAMPUS April 16th marked the fifth anniversary of the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, where 32 students and faculty were killed and another 17 wounded, before the gunman took his own life. While shootings and other serious crimes on college campuses take place more often than we'd like, officials believe that by understanding and learning from the past, we can better protect ourselves in the future. AN OVERVIEW In 2010, the United States Secret Service, Department of Education and FBI released a report that focused on targeted violence at institutions of higher education. Here are some of the report's findings: Number of directed assaults by decade 59.5% 23.9% 11.8% 3.3% 1.5% 1900s - 1920s 1930s - 1940s 1950s - 1960s 1970s - 1980s 1990s - 2000s Where these incidents took place Dom Room or 13.8% Hallway(s)/Stairwell(s)/ Restroom(s) 9.4% Apartment 10.1% 3.8% Student Services Locales/ 2 Office(s) 30,2% Cafeteria 4.4% 12.6% Multiple Locales within 8 the Same Building 3 Instructional Area 6.3% 5 9.4% Non-specific/Other/ 4 Undetermined 9 Multiple Facilities/Buildings 5 Common Area 54% 21% 10% 5% 10% knifes/bladed weapons strang- blunt object, firebomb/ ulation incendiary/arson, explo- sives, poison, vehicle, physical assault firearms combination of methods MOST DANGEROUS CAMPUSES TOP 5 In 2010, The Daily Beast ranked the 5 most dangerous colleges. The number of criminal incidents reported were collected from the most recent three calendar years. Key: 2$ Forcible Rapes Burglaries Car Thefts Murder Robberies Aggravated Assaults Arsons Location: Medford/Somerville, MA Criminal Incidents Tufts West Tufts University Medford Somerville UNIVERSITY adway Powder House P Harvard Tufts University Total enrollment: 10,252 Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Criminal Incidents Austin Music Bldg McKay Conant Lab Harvard University Science Center Lowel Sparks 2A) Littauer Cambridge St TAS Kirkland St Memorial Hall Mower Holworthy Cambridge St Harvard University Total enrollment: 27,651 Location: Newark, New Jersey Criminal Incidents Harrison Rte 50e University Heights 510 Rutgers University County RUTGERS Road 510 Newark ve NEWARK pringfield Ave Rutgers University-Newark Total enrollment: 11,501 Location: West Hartford, Connecticut Criminal Incidents Student Residence Halls Village Apartments Blue Hills A UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD Rd University of Hartford University of Hartford Total enrollment: 7,212 Location: Baltimore, Maryland Criminal Incidents ar St University of Baltimore School of Law baltimore d Arthur forming r at the Lyric university of KNOWLEDGE THAT WORKS Lyric Opera House University of Baltimore University of Baltimore Total enrollment: 6,265 Every year for the past decade has come and gone with at least one school shooting -- some even occurring at elementary schools. Here's a look at some of the most recently and deadly shootings at institutions of higher education: RECENT CAMPUS SHOOTINGS A graduate student, who was not cur- A building services manager opened fire in a mainte- THE UNIVERSITY OF rently enrolled, killed 5 students, wounded 18, then killed himself. UVirginiaTech ALABAMA nance building and killed one before SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY killing himself. February 14, 2008 March 9, 2010 2012 2007 April 16, 2007 February 12, 2010 May 10, 2011 A student shot to A professor shot and killed three faculty members and wounded three A shooter killed one before killing himself in a university park- ing garage. Another victim died later. T: H•E ОНIО STATE death 32 students and faculty, wounded another NIU 17, then killed him- self. others. Northern Illinois University UNIVERSITY WHAT'S BEING DONE In an attempt to prevent future attacks, officials at institutions of higher education have created threat assessment teams to evaluate "persons of concern" by: Identifying individuals, whose Assess whether the individual Manage the threat the individual poses to disrupt the plans of attack, mitigating the risk and implementing strategies for a resolution. behavior causes concern disruption on or off campus that impacts those in the school's community. possesses the intent and ability to carry out an attack, and if that person has taken any steps to prepare for the attack. Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of SOURCES: Higher Education | | | | | | | College Ave N Charles St

Crime on Campus

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What are the most dangerous campuses and where are recent campus shootings? What can be done?


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