Lexington, KY – The Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Lexington Division of Police, and the University of Kentucky Police Department are beginning a campaign focused on student safety and crime prevention. UK Interim Police Chief Major Joe Monroe says crime reports typically increase on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods as students begin to settle in for fall classes.
"It's usually that first month of school, first 4-6 weeks is usually our biggest time we see an increase of activity . And it can be anything from thefts out of cars because students are away from home, always been comfortable at home and leaving their belongings unsecured or visible in their cars, so that's always a target for criminals "
Monroe cautions students to be aware of their surroundings. He says that most thefts in the area are usually caused by non-students.