U. of New Mexico No. 1 in Aggravated Assaults and Thefts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico (UNM) has experienced a crime statistics inconsistency, ranking number one in an FBI-conducted national ranking for incidents of aggravated crime even as it experiences a 10 percent drop in aggravated assaults.

UNM police explain the discrepancy by citing its department’s effective communications campaign as the source of more reported crimes.

The ranking also has UNM as number one in larceny and theft, as well as being third in property crimes and fifth for overall violent crimes. UNM police, however, cite a 13-percent drop in thefts as further proof that its communications campaign is, in part, responsible for the high rankings.

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