The University Police Department vigilantly reports all incidents known or reported to UPD. UPD also makes every effort to educate our community on the offenses occuring on campus property and how to prevent crime. To that end, UPD publishes several things to assist the community in understanding crime on campus. It is often difficult to put in perspective how safe one community is versus another. UPD tries to use a system that our community would understand.
Below are three documents to help you understand crime on campus.
Now, a short word about Crime/Population ratio. The ratio is derived by taking the total major crime number for that city/university and dividing it into the population to get a ratio of crime to population. In these charts, the higher the number, the safer the community, theoretically.
Crime Prevention Tips
The University Police Department is committed to reducing crime by partnering with the faculty, staff and students of WTAMU in order to educate the community on how to lower the risks associated with crime. Below is a link to our Crime Prevention Tips page that can easily be printed and circulated to any interested parties. UPD is also available to conduct programs to help educate members of our campus community at times that are convenient for them. Call UPD at 806-651-2300 to schedule such a program.