[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers the following security tips:
Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds. Don’t display valuables in public. On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.) To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies. Report crime promptly to the police.

Since early November of this year, the UIC community has seen an increase in criminal activity in the area. The crimes include but are not limited to robberies, carjackings, and motor vehicle thefts. No one was seriously injured in any of these incidents. The Chicago Police Department in conjunction with the UIC Police Department are investigating these crimes. We ask the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
Approximate crime location mapped:
maps.app.goo.gl/WapgVRbUc2bTHMn49 Robbery (off campus) on Nov 7th
maps.app.goo.gl/YF3tJtVM1tMq4NUs8 Robbery (off campus) on Nov 11th
maps.app.goo.gl/HrwaTrNSef54D2fZ6 Robbery (off campus) on Nov 24th
maps.app.goo.gl/gntpM2dEUxHBn8Vj6 Robbery (off campus) on Nov 27th
maps.app.goo.gl/t1Z9D1U4yDVL516u8 Robbery (off campus) on Nov 27th
maps.app.goo.gl/ZoaiC2uCZ7BcwdHN7 Robbery (off campus) on Nov 27th
maps.app.goo.gl/MpGzJxh8zz1P4GPSA Vehicular Hijacking (Off Campus) on Nov 28th
maps.app.goo.gl/WsNHnnWn4mNPxWRNA Motor Vehicle Theft (Lot E) on Nov 29th
maps.app.goo.gl/7giVJCWNnvwSP35g8 Motor Vehicle Theft (Lot J) on Dec 1st
maps.app.goo.gl/hidS4TnkPa6HfhyX6 Motor Vehicle Theft (Lot 5) on Dec 1st
maps.app.goo.gl/ybJiDCj3U85ZMASA6 Robbery (off campus) on Dec 3rd
maps.app.goo.gl/5gERxuBstR3iydHf7 Vehicular Hijacking (off campus) on Dec 3rd

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. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report www.clery.uic.edu
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm
Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages — issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel — are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at sms.uic.edu