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Topic: Crime

Metro, Web Features

Providence crime statistics reveal fall semester patterns

February 10, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Providence saw 5,889 crimes in total during the University’s fall semester, from Sept. 10 to Dec. 22.

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Recent crimes include fatal shooting, burglary attempt

September 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Eric Nguyen ’16 intercepted an attempted robbery at his house Sept. 5. A 38 year-old man was found dead after a shooting Sept. 12.

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Brandishing weapon, man assaults student

March 2, 2015 3 comments

An unknown male opened the drivers’ door of a student’s car and displayed a firearm at about 9:40 p.m. March 1, according to a crime alert sent by DPS.

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Felon arrested for alum assault

February 24, 2015 1 comment

A man suspected to have assaulted a Brown alum last Wednesday night has been apprehended by the Providence Police Department.

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Alum assaulted on Waterman and Gano

February 20, 2015 7 comments

A woman walking near the intersection of Waterman Street and Gano Street was assaulted Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m.

Laptop theft on campus decreased over past seven years

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Laptop theft on campus decreased over past seven years

February 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The number of laptop thefts decreased from 54 to 12 from 2013 to 2014, said Paul Shanley, deputy chief of police for the Department of Public Safety.

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Report shows 2013 rise in campus crime stats

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled

The number of burglaries reported to DPS in 2013 nearly tripled from 2012, and the number of forcible sex offenses reported saw a slight rise.

“Yellow Jackets,” DPS and Providence Police have been more present on campus to keep students safe and combat the number of technology thefts. This year, Providence as a whole has seen less crime.

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Providence crime rate falls to historic low

September 19, 2014 3 comments

Rhode Island’s capital city may be the safest it has been in decades.

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Weekly crime roundup: Feb. 12 – 19, 2014

February 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled

The following is an account of crime events that took place this past week, reported to The Herald by Deputy Chief of Police for DPS Paul Shanley.

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Visiting student pleads not guilty to murder

December 6, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Yongfei Ci was charged in September with the murder of his ex-girlfriend.