The University of New Mexico, in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, has released its crime statistics for 2010. These crime statistics show a dramatic decrease in burglaries and the numbers of alcohol violations reported for disciplinary action. In most reporting categories, the numbers are comparable to previous years, despite an increase in student population.
|Crimes Reported toUNMPD||2010||2009||2008|
|Sex Offenses, Forcible||2||6||2|
|Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible||0||0||0|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||31||35||71|
|Liquor Law Arrests||0||6||0|
|Drug Law Arrests||22||19||34|
|Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests||1||1||3|
|Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action*||105||202||27|
|Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action*||46||49||34|
|Illegal Weapons Possession Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action*||
*Reported by the Dean of Students Office
UNM Police Chief Kathy Guimond says Residence Life and Student Housing staff members have increased supervisory staff that have been especially helpful in encouraging students to make responsible decisions about alcohol.
Guimond also is pleased about the decline in burglary crimes. She says police have worked with the Provost’s Office, Enrollment Management and the Deans to make sure buildings are not left open when classes are not in session. Police have also worked with the registrar’s office to encourage the scheduling of weekend and night classes in core classrooms where there will be greater numbers of people. Guimond says this results in greater safety for people and for fewer opportunities for burglaries.
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