With the recent crimes happening on North Campus, would you still consider all the dorms equally safe?

9 Comments

  1. Posted February 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering the same thing. Are more dorms more accessible to intruders than others?

  2. Lakaiya Johsnon
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Yes, I would still consider all the dorms equally safe. You never know what the next day may bring so the possibility of crime near each dorm will be the same at the start of each day.

  3. Lakaiya Johnson
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Yes I would consider all dorms to still be equally safe. You never know what the next day may bring which makes the possibility of crime near each dorm the same. It’s all about the game of chance. You can’t rule out dorms on north campus because tomorrow dorms on south campus may fall victim to crime.

  4. Rumer Wilkinson
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I would consider all the dorms on campus to be equally safe. There has been an increase in crime on North Campus recently, but I believe this is simply because of the location. These dorms are closer to residential areas,Franklin St., and more people in gerneral. The dorms themselves aren’t less safe it is just their location to more people make them More susceptible to crime. Population and location are main factors and I think taking this into account explains the increase in North campus crime. These dorms still have adequate safety features and are therefore not inferiror to south or mid campus, at least where safety is concerned.

  5. Martha Tomaso
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I think they are still safe because you have to have a fob to get in the building.

  6. Julie
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    It seems as though a lot of the crime is preventable. Often people get their stuff stolen just because they left their doors unlocked. By keeping valuables somewhere safe and making sure to lock doors, people wouldn’t get robbed.

  7. Ashlyn Rhodes
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    I think a lot of the crime that occurs is due to carelessness of residents. Leaving doors unlocked and not being fully aware of surroundings are some examples. Keeping doors locked prevents most robberies. Walking alone at night, especially near Franklin, isn’t a very good idea (use the buddy system). Overall the dorms are very safe, having multiple levels of security that protect us from harm.

  8. Brittany Colonna
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    This is a really good question. At first glance it seems that south campus dorms would be safer since they are much farther from Franklin St. and all the crimes that occur there. The distance itself is enough to make any resident feel more secure. However, we don’t think about the fact that anyone who commits a crime on Franklin St. can easily get to south campus and commit the same crime. North campus dorms and south campus dorms have equal security (keys, and flex), and the only way to ensure your own safety is to lock your door and be self-aware.

  9. Brittany
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    This is a really good question. At first glance, south campus dorms seem safer because they are much farther from Franklin St. and the crimes that occur there. The distance itself is enough to make any resident feel more secure. However, we dont think about the fact that anyone who commits a crime on Franklin St. can easily get to south campus and commit the same crime. North campus and south campus dorms have equal security (keys and fobs). The only way to ensure your own safety is to lock your door and be self-aware.

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