VCU Police says campus crime reduced 40%

Posted at 11:52 PM, Aug 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-17 13:40:15-04

RICHMOND, Va - With the start of a new school year freshman students will begin a new journey at Virginia Commonwealth University.

With questions from A to Z, the most popular question on every student's minds is campus safety.

VCU and Chief John Venuti's top priority is to keep every student safe.

Venuti has reduced the crime on the campus as much as 40%.

"We've increased our patrols," Venuti said. " We've increased the cameras on our buildings."

VCU has installed more safety boxes around campus and has stepped up on email alerts.

The university encourages students to install the phone app called LIVE SAFE. It allows students to alert police.

VCU Campus police responded to 10 campus robberies this past academic school year.

That is an over-all decrease from the year before.