Just in the past week, there have been ten thefts and two burglaries reported in the Green Hills area. Lipscomb security has stepped up for the holidays knowing the crime rate increases around this time of year.
“This has been a pretty good semester for us. We are off to a pretty good start. We want to finish up strong, of course, but so far we have been blessed,” said Lipscomb Security Lt. Patrick Cameron.
There were five burglaries and two motor vehicle theft reports on Lipscomb’s campus within the entire 2018 year, according to the 2019 annual crime report. This has been an increasing number from the years prior but, campus security has done everything they can to secure the campus.
“We have tried to, if possible, take lunch or dinner breaks inside the vehicles so we are still out and to have those extra eyes and just to remind everyone that it is that time of year where we do see an uptick in incidents,” said Cameron.
“The campus crime rate has not increased but the surrounding areas have. We continue to see, through the weekly reports from Metro, that it’s all around us,” said Cameron.
According to Neighborhood Scout, with a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Nashville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes. From the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19.
“We have a good bit of campus secured with cameras and this allows us to keep an eye on the areas that aren’t covered. It just comes down to us trying to use the resources we have to the best of our abilities and it’s what we will continue to do,” said Cameron.
Lipscomb campus security continues to encourage all faculty and students to look out for yourselves and to be alert at all hours of the day as the holiday season is approaching.