Report: Burglaries at UH up 528%

Published On: Oct 16 2012 06:13:33 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2012 06:20:51 PM CDT
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HOUSTON -

Crime at the University of Houston is on the rise.

The school released its annual security report Tuesday. It shows the number of burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and sex crimes on campus has increased from 2011 to 2012.

Burglaries rose 528 percent, according to the report.

Graduate student Adam Pruitt said he wasn't surprised by the crime rate.

"I can see that happening," he said. "There are a lot of people on campus and a lot of opportunity."

Lt. Bret Collier, of the UH police department, said one incident in a dorm is largely to blame for the increased burglary numbers. There were about 30 break-ins in one day during a holiday break, he said.

"When we see numbers increase in any way, we certainly take note of that and we try to address the issue and make sure folks on campus are feeling safe," Collier said.

The recent robberies on campus are not included in this report, university officials said.