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University of Nevada Releases Annual Safety Report

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The University of Nevada has released its annual security and fire safety report.

In it, the school reports 2 cases of aggravated assault, 7 motor vehicle theft, 2 cases of arson and 8 incidents of burglary, which is actually from 33 and 34 cases of burglary in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

24 people were also arrested for drug law violations, and 152 for liquor law violations. 

The university's police department employs a staff of full-time sworn officers, part-time reserve officers, campus security officers and student cadets. 

They encourage everyone to be safe on campus by making personal safety your number one priority. Awareness, Avoidance and Risk Reduction are the best ways to not be a victim.

The following tips can be used on a daily basis:
If you are the victim of a crime, please report it to the police immediately.
Contact University Police by dialing 334-COPS (2677) or 911 if you observe a suspicious person or situation.
If you know you are going to be studying and/or working late on campus, plan ahead to get home safely.
Never walk alone at night. Travel in groups of two or more and always travel in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.
Have a friend walk with you or meet you at a location the two of you can walk from safely. If you are alone, walk in groups of people.
ALWAYS – ALWAYS lock your doors and windows.
Use Campus Escort by calling 742-6808, or University Police by calling 334-COPS (2677) or 745-6195.
Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
Carry a whistle or noise maker. This can serve as a reminder to exercise caution, and can alert someone in the area that you need help. Whistles are available free of charge at University Police Headquarters – ground floor of the Fitzgerald Student Services Building.
Be alert! Look around you; be aware of who is on the street and in the area. Make it difficult for anyone to take you by surprise.
If listening to music, keep the volume low so you can hear what is going on around you.
If you exercise at night or in the dark, do so with a friend and wear bright reflective clothing.
Follow your intuition… trust your feelings.

The University of Nevada, Reno also offers an emergency messaging system, Emergency Alerts, available to faculty, staff and students. The program sends a text and/or email message to all enrolled cell phones and email accounts in the event of an emergency at the University. The system is only used during an emergency or unexpected closing of the University. Just go to www.unr.edu/alerts for more information.

You can read the entire report at www.unr.edu/police/report

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