Robberies and Rape Up "Significantly"

Thirty-four robberies and 22 criminal sexual assault cases were reported between Sept. 1, 2003, and May 16, 2004.

The number of robberies is ten more than the previous academic year, and nine more than two years ago.

The number of sexual assault cases is four more than the previous academic year and five more than two years ago.

Meanwhile, the number of aggravated assaults and batteries declined to 85 cases from 99 cases in the previous year and 88 cases two years ago.

U of I police say most of the crime in the reporting district occurred in areas adjacent to campus, not on university property.

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