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Topic: Crime

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

Metro, News

Brown sees overall decrease in crime in 2020 despite recent uptick in violent crimes

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Reported crimes on the University’s campus decreased by 58 percent compared to last year, according to Brown’s Department of Public Safety crime report, which was reviewed by The Herald. DPS has also seen a 54 percent decrease in reported crimes for September alone, compared to last year.  

Sahyouni ’21: Down with the Death Penalty

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Down with the Death Penalty

February 28, 2020 0 comments

The question of whether our government should be in the business of putting violent criminals to death, once a hotly debated social issue, has been strangely absent from political discourse in recent years.

Security report highlights fluctuations in crime rates

News, University News

Security report highlights fluctuations in crime rates

October 29, 2019 0 comments

The University Department of Public Safety reported an increase in off-campus burglaries, a decrease in on-campus robberies and a decline in reported rapes from 2016 to 2018 in its annual security report released early October.

Letter: Students should take advantage of DPS services

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Students should take advantage of DPS services

September 20, 2019 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: My name is Chun Cheng, and I am a Brown alum that just graduated a few months ago. I am writing regarding an article I saw in The Herald.

JUMP bikes have been used in assaults and robberies in Providence, with perpetrators rigging the bikes to be used anonymously.

Metro, News

JUMP bikes removed over safety, crime concerns

September 10, 2019 1 comment

Students returned to campus this fall to an empty bicycle rack, the docks missing their trademark red JUMP bikes. The notable absence of the motorized bikes, owned by rideshare company Uber, follows the city of Providence and JUMP Bike’s decision to pause the bike program…

Laptop theft peaks in late January, early February

News, University News

Laptop theft peaks in late January, early February

March 13, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The beginning of the semester saw a spike in laptop theft, with more laptops stolen on and around campus during the first three weeks than in that time frame for the past five years.

Letter: University prison education initiative needs to re-evaluate purpose

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: University prison education initiative needs to re-evaluate purpose

September 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: A simple online search reveals that Jeremy Pontbriant, author of a recent Herald op-ed, and the subject of another, is incarcerated until at least 2030 for murder.

Among the items reported stolen to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10 were two bicycles, a bottle of cologne, $30 in quarters and 14 mathematics textbooks.

News, University News

Crime Roundup, Sept. 18

September 17, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10.

William Parsons, a student at Central High School, was shot and killed outside Providence Career and Technical Academy Wednesday afternoon. Community members have placed flowers and candles at the site of the crime.

Metro, News

Providence Police identify teenage shooting victim

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Providence Police Department identified the victim of Wednesday’s shooting outside Providence Career and Technical Academy as William Parsons, a 15-year-old student at Central High School.

Since the beginning of the fall semester, there have been 51 cases of larceny on campus, one robbery and nine breaking and entering occurrences among other crimes on College Hill.

Metro, News

DPS, students discuss safety concerns on College Hill

February 26, 2018 3 comments

On Nov. 8, Eliza Hicks ’21 went to bed with her laptop and phone on her desk and her backpack on the ground by her bedpost.