Dear Campus Community:
You’ll find below a graph that illustrates how the University of Memphis (UofM) compares to Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools on index crimes. As you can see, based on the latest statistics available from the FBI, we compare remarkably well. We moved up two places on this chart from 2012, from 4th to 2nd. Our rate per 1,000 decreased from 10.4 to 8.0. For comparison, the rate for Vanderbilt University is almost identical to the overall (municipalities, etc.) national average of 30.99 index crimes per 1,000. As we will tell parents during orientation this year, our on-campus index crime rate is only 25% of the national average. Here is the link to the FBI university and college data tables: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/tables/table-9/table-9/view. It’s a testament to the careful planning and hard work of many on campus, particularly our Police Services. Please join me in congratulating them and saying THANK YOU for a job well done.
M. David Rudd