Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Crime Issues at UCLA

UCLA Police Dept. building
Winter quarter seems to have opened with some crime issues according to the Westwood-Century City Patch:
UCLA students were being warned Tuesday to be on alert after reports of two students being the victims of separate crimes about 90 minutes apart early Monday on or near the campus. About 12:05 a.m. Monday, a male student was walking north on Veteran Avenue from Gayley Avenue—adjacent to the west side of the campus—when a man approached him from behind, "placed a handgun in his back, and demanded his property," according to UCLA police…The second crime occurred between 1:15 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Monday, when a female student was attacked by a man as she walked on campus between parking structure No. 9 and engineering building No. 4, campus police said. "The suspect exited the parking structure and approached the victim from the rear. He ran after the victim, placed her in a bear hug and told her he intended to sexually assault her," according to police. As the assailant tried to take the victim down to the ground, she broke free and fled, police said, and he ran away…

Full story at
Official notices of these two events – with more detail including descriptions of the assailants - are at:

The first notice above includes:
UCLA PD would like to remind the campus community to:
* Program cellphones with the UCLA PD phone number (310) 825-1491.
* Walk with a trusted friend whenever possible.
* Call for a CSO Escort (310) 794-WALK

The second notice includes:
If confronted by a robber, UCLA PD suggests:
Comply with the robber’s request (your property is not worth your life)
Obtain a detailed description of the suspect (what stands out?)
Call 9-1-1 when you are safe

The annual crime data for UCLA for 2011 (2012 is not yet available) with various breakdowns by type of crime and other categories is at:

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