By: Jayme Green –
September is recognized by colleges and universities across the country as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. The highest reported crime on campuses? Property crime. The vast majority of cases (95%) involve property theft, especially electronic portable items including laptops, cell phones, tablets, and iPods. Thieves like easy targets, so they will look for backpacks (it is like a big Christmas present for criminals) and unattended items. Best practice: NEVER leave your property unattended (even if it will be “just a minute), always lock your door, and do not leave anything in plain sight for all the world to see.
Be safe out there.