The MIT Campus Police mid-year crime report shows that police received 4,765 calls during the first six months of 1997, 361 of them for larcenies involving an estimated $280,413 in property. On average, the busiest day of the week was Tuesday.
From January to June, six aggravated assaults and seven simple assaults were reported. There were four burglaries, compared to 24 during the same period a year earlier.
There were 39 motor vehicle accidents in the first half of 1997, two more than during the same period in 1996. Eleven motor vehicles were reported stolen, compared to 20 in 1996. Forty-two bicycles were reported stolen, compared to 82 in the first six months of 1996.
Of the 361 larcenies, 26 were cleared and $25,324 worth of property was recovered. During the first half of 1996, 388 burglaries of property valued at a total of $290,071 were reported. Campus Police made 42 arrests by mid-year and conducted routine checks and inquiries of 339 suspicious persons on MIT property. No hate crimes were reported.
The complete report can be accessed on the Web from the Campus Police home page at
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 27, 1997.