Living off-campus, as opposed to living on-campus, means there’s an increased chance of becoming the victim of a crime. There’s no one guarding the lobby of your apartment at all hours of the day.
VCU Police alerted students to a sexual assault off campus overnight. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of West Broad street.
Earlier this month, a panel discussion explored whether the use of racial identifiers in VCU crime alerts leads to racial profiling on campus, and if the tactic is effective in catching criminals or warning the community of an ongoing threat.
The reality of our urban setting means crimes will sometimes occur in the VCU footprint that could pose a danger to our community.