Incidents of Larceny increase 65 percent
Jean Cleary report details incidents of crime
By Nick Christian
Incidents of Larceny at CNM have increased 65 percent – 153 cases in 2010, 93 in 2009 – in the last academic year according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The number has increased dramatically since 2008, almost doubling in total amounts – there were 67 cases of Larceny in 2008.
CNM’s main campus saw the highest amount of Larcenies. The campus on University and Baseheart recorded 122 cases of the crime. Montoya campus recorded the second highest frequency of the case with 17 occurring last academic year.
“Part of the fact is that we have more students,” said Lieutenant Marquessa Hawkins in regards to the increase of larcenies. “We have a variety of people that are coming in compared to how it was a few years ago.”
Hawkins said that it seems the majority of larcenies occur outside of the Follet bookstore on Main campus.
“Most of these thefts are right outside the bookstore,” said Hawkins. “We are being very diligent in trying to control those areas.”
The Jean Cleary report is an annual report required for all institutions of higher learning. The report details crime statistics and security policies for an institution.
Also included in the document is a list of do’s and don’ts for the student, faculty or staff member to follow to minimize the threat of personal violence. Also in the document are listed with tips on making your workplace secure, tips for safety in transit, and tips for the parking lot
For those who wish to pick up a copy of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, a report can be mailed to you by calling (505) 224-4632. Or, a report can be picked up in person at the CNM Security Office at 725 University SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106.