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September 14, 2009

UNM Releases 2008 Crime Statistics

The University of New Mexico, in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, has released UNM crime statistics for 2008.  These numbers include campus residents as well as other locations, including some areas adjacent to campus.

UNM Police Chief Kathy Guimond says, “Our student population changes each year by about 25 percent as new students enter and others graduate.  That impacts fluctuations in UNM’s reported crimes from year to year.”

 

Crimes Reported to UNMPD

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

 

Homicide

 

 

 

  -Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

  -Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

Sex Offenses

 

 

 

 -Forcible

2

3

3

 -Non-Forcible

0

0

0

Robbery

7

2

3

Aggravated Assault

6

14

10

Burglary

56

52

55

Motor Vehicle Theft

71

67

69

Arson

8

5

1

Hate Crimes

0

0

0

Arrests

 

 

 

-Liquor Law Violations

27¹

22¹

23¹

-Drug Law Violations

34

24

27

-Weapon Law Violations

3

6

0

¹This total includes arrests for driving under the influence

 

 

 

Guimond says UNM traditionally experiences more property crime than violent crime. She says, “We also provide emergency ‘bluelight’ phones located throughout campus and a 24-hour campus escort program for the safety of the community.”

Additionally the police conduct educational presentations for students, faculty and staff so they can serve as the “eyes and ears” for police and security services.  Guimond says “We believe security is everyone’s concern.”

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