Burglaries are the most highly reported campus crime, according to a security and fire report released earlier this month.
The report, released Oct. 1, is required by federal law. It lists policies and crime statistics from 2011-13 for the university and surrounding areas.
“The report gives a basis of the safety level on campus,” said Sandy Pantlik, senior director of university communications.
There have been 54 burglaries on campus since 2011, according to the report. There were two motor vehicle thefts reported on campus in 2013.
“Most of the burglaries are items stolen out of unlocked cars,” Pantlik said. “Student should lock their cars and make sure there are no valuables left out in their car. Be mindful of where you put your things.”
There were no reports of assault, murder or arson on campus during the report time frame. There was one sex offense.
There also were no reports of fires or injury due to fire in 2011-13, the report reads.
The report was prepared in compliance with the Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. It is available online for all campus community members. A paper copy can be requested from the police office. The report can be found on the OCU police department website at www.okcu.edu/police.
Pantlik said it is important for students to be aware of what the report says and how to protect themselves against crime.
“The more you know about your environment, the safer you are,” Pantlik said.
The 42-page report also covers all the police department policies and discusses ways to report and attend to crimes on campus.