The number of criminal incidents reported to Public Safety during Welcome Week decreased from last year.
A total of 19 criminal incidents were reported from Aug. 18 to Aug. 26, 24 percent lower than Welcome Week in 2011.
Of the 19 incidents documented, alcohol violations had the highest number of citations, with a total of 10 reported. The second most reported incident was theft, with five accounts. The only theft in the crime log that identified the specific item stolen was a bike theft outside of the Ward Circle Building on Aug. 21. No details of the other thefts were given in the report.
Disorderly conduct and vandalism accounted for the remaining four other crimes.
Nine of the 19 incidents listed in the crime log were alleged to have taken place on main campus. The 10 other incidents listed occurred at the Washington College of Law, Tenley Campus or off-campus locations, including the Berkshire Apartments.
Vice President of Campus Life Gail Hanson said she needs more time to study the crime statistics before commenting on the numbers.
“In particular, I’d want to know if we saw a reduction in a particular type of crime,” Hanson said.