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Crime reported in 2001 similar to 2000

New crime statistics released by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) show that the number of reports taken in 2001 was about the same as the previous year.

Reports for major crimes were similar to those reported in 2000, according to the statistics released last week. However, there were three notable increases in non-major crime categories. Liquor law violations increased in residence halls from 76 to 106 and on public property from 85 to 143. On-campus weapons offenses increased from 91 to 104. Additionally, on-campus larcenies increased from 1,496 to 1,670, an 11 percent jump.

The numbers were released in conjunction with the distribution of the 2002–03 Campus Safety Handbook. Current students, faculty and staff were notified that the handbook, including the statistics, can be viewed on the DPS Web site at or by obtaining pre-printed copies from several offices around campus, including Human Resources, Student Affairs, Admissions, and various libraries. In addition to the statistics, the handbook provides University policies and state laws that pertain to safety and security, as well as numerous safety- and health-related resources on and off campus.

The statistics include three calendar years of reports from DPS for on-campus crime. Information also came from local law enforcement agencies for crime that occurred near U-M property, such as fraternity and sorority houses in town, the Arbor Lakes Complex on Plymouth Road and the Biological Station in Pellston, Mich.

Additionally, several campus authorities collected data for crimes that were reported to them but not to police, such as Student Affairs, Athletics and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. The crime categories and definitions comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Copies of the handbook can be obtained by calling DPS at (734) 763-3434.

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