In the News: Ohio State Issues Annual Crime Report

The Ohio State University released today its Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports, showing an increase in present-day crime reporting on or near the Columbus campus. Today’s release, which includes statistics from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2019, complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The report comes after Ohio State’s Community Safety and Well-Being Task Force released its recommendations to improve communication, engagement and support of residents on campus and in the near-campus neighborhoods.

“Safety remains our top priority and we are committed to protecting all members of our campus community,” said Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt of The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD). “We encourage Buckeyes to report known crimes and to utilize the many safety resources available on Ohio State’s campuses.”

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