When you think of school safety do you think of college students? Most people don't. Not that safety for K-12 school children is not important, but the safety of college students is just as important. In Sacramento between May 2012 and May 2013 there were 14 homicides, 38 rapes, 499 robberies, 738 aggravated assaults, and 1,832 burglaries.
According to Sacramento City College Police Department,the highest criminal offense on campus is motor vehicle theft. Cosumnes River College statistics mirrored those of Sacramento City, but to a lesser degree.
"Cars are so easily hit here." said Gina Lopez, who is going into her third year at Sacramento City. "I've heard about the car thefts as well. I'm thankful my car has never been stolen."
I don't understand how there are so many car thefts here but you can never get away with not paying to park." say Stephen Park, also a third year." They should be keeping their eyes out for more crimes instead of parking permits."
Car left is a huge problem on campus, but so is assualt.
This coming semester, it will be getting darker much earlier and many students elect to take night classes.
"I am still a bit afraid to take night classes." said Jasmine Roya, an incoming student. "It's dark out and not many people are on campus.
Campus Police Departments often offer escorts from class to your car to ensure safety.
It is best to park in an area with a high concentration of foot traffic or with people present." said Officer Charles Burnett, a Los Rios Police Officer. "If you park at night, park near the best lighting."
This advice can help both assaults and vehicle thefts.
School safety is always an important issue. We want everyone to be safe, no matter what level of school they are in.