Because theft is largely a crime of opportunity, you can discourage would-be thieves by making theft a little more difficult. These tips are good for living areas:
Keep outside doors to your building or facility locked. Don’t let unidentified people float in behind you. Ask strangers to wait in common areas while their hosts are summoned. Politely offer assistance to persons in your building or residence whom you do not recognize. If they have legitimate business, they will appreciate your help. If they do not, you can ask
If it’s visible, thieves will do more to get it
Do not leave coats, books, or other valuable items in common areas. Keep them in your Even in your room, keep small valuable items out of plain sight, such as in a closed drawer.
Keep things locked
When you are out, make a habit of keeping doors and windows closed and locked, and lock up even if you’re leaving only for a minute, and take your keys with you.
Suspicious Persons and Behaviors
Reporting suspicious persons and behaviors is an important action you can take to help the police keep the campus safe. If you hear or see something suspicious or concerning, call the police immediately.