[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offer the following security tips:
Report crime promptly to police at call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies. For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff. Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206. For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit sexualmisconduct.uic.edu/reportincident. The key to keeping your friends safe from sexual predators is learning how to intervene in a way that fits the situation and your comfort level. For more information on bystander intervention, visit www.rainn.org/articles/your-role-preventing-sexual-assault. Plan your route ahead of time. Never walk alone at night. If on-campus, utilize the UIC Safe App (Virtual Walk). Use well-lit streets, not dark alleys or bushy areas.
On September 18, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a UIC student submitted a delayed report to the Campus Security Authority Online Reporting Site, that they were the victim of fondling on September 15, at approximately 9: 00 a.m., by an unknown individual on the #8 Halsted Street CTA Bus. The offender is described as male, approximately 40-50 years old, 5’7”-5’8″, wearing a neon yellow construction jacket, and carrying a white plastic bag. The victim reported no injuries.
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
Approximate crime location mapped: maps.app.goo.gl/9CgLJcADPrCCNGFq6

Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Effective January 2021, the university will no longer routinely use race, ethnicity or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/
UIC Annual Security Report go.uic.edu/CleryReport
Chicago Police Department Statistics and Data home.chicagopolice.org/statistics-data/
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