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USF police releases campus safety guide

University Police (UP) released its annual safety guide Thursday reporting campus crimes and security policies.

The 2009-10 USF Police Department Safety Guide must be released annually under federal law, said UP spokeswoman Lt. Meg Ross.

The guide includes a list of services provided by UP, campus security policies, tips on how to prevent theft, a chart of crime statistics at USF and a list of crime prevention services and education programs.

Burglary was the most common offense in the last three years, according to the safety guide. Last year, there were 107 burglary offenses.

There has not been a murder on campus since 2006 and no reports of manslaughter in the last three years, according to the guide.

Ross said not much has been altered, but next year some policies are expected to change regarding emergency notification such as MoBull, the University’s text message alert system, and procedures for building evacuations.