Temple’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report Released

Temple University Police released their annual Security and Fire Safety Report, and the numbers vary.

The report highlights Temple’s campus safety services, fire safety, and mostly an outline of crimes and fires reported in the past three years.

From 2013 to 2014, there has been an increase of on-campus reports of sex offenses, burglaries, and relationship violence. The greatest increase is in the alcohol, drug, and weapon violations and charges which jumped from 328 to 691.

Non-clergy crimes, which includes subcategories like gambling, theft, and drunkenness has remained pretty constant for the past three years.

“We would rather be more cautious and make sure that the students are more aware or every information that we have,” Chief of the Temple Safety Services, Eileen Bradley said.

The annual report is public, and published online for easier access. The report is required by the federal law, The Jeanne Clergy Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. If anyone has questions regarding the report, they should contact Temple Safety Services.

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