Crime does not simply happen. Like a triangle, crime must have three sides or elements present to be complete. Those three elements are: ability, desire, and opportunity. Remove any one of these elements and the triangle can't be formed and the crime will not occur. You can help the University Police reduce crime on campus by reducing the "opportunity" for crime. By limiting the opportunity for crime, you remove one side of the crime triangle and limit the ability of the criminal to commit the crime. Keep these crime prevention tips in mind and you will greatly reduce criminal incidents at home and here at Illinois State University.
For more detailed advice on a range of crime prevention issues, download the University Police's safety brochure.
The ISU Police Department (ISUPD) offers the following crime prevention programs upon request: