Crime broken down by each residence hall


    This school year, alcohol violations are the most common offense noted on the TCU Police Daily Crime and Fire Log, with fraternity houses and Sherley Hall being the residences cited most often.

    TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham said all alcohol violations, including alcohol violations in residence halls, had to be included on the crime log starting January 2015. For the purposes of this review, alcohol violations can refer to a minor in possession and public intoxication.

    Among theft crimes, personal items such as laptops, jackets and bikes are items stolen most often, according to the crime log.

    TCU officials said most of the thefts are preventable.

    “Door locking is important, along with taking care of expensive possessions or leaving them at home,” Craig Allen, TCU director of housing and residence life, said.

    Ham said video surveillance cameras have “dramatically decreased vandalism, theft in rooms and car burglaries.” He said the cameras help the police identify suspects and act accordingly.

    By dividing the number of crimes committed in a residence hall into the number of students who live there, the graph above displays how much crime takes place in each hall.

    Fraternity houses have the most crimes per number of students residing there. There are 220 men living in the fraternity houses and 16 crimes have been committed since last August, according to the TCU crime log.

    Sherley Hall has the second highest percentage of crime per students. In a hall where 315 students reside, 16 crimes have occurred in Sherley since last semester.

    Other residence halls that boast a higher level of crime include King Hall, Carter Hall, Moncrief Hall and the GrandMarc apartment complex.

    The only residence hall on campus where no crime has occurred this school year is Foster Hall. The first-year all-female residence hall houses 194 TCU women.

    The sorority houses come in second for having the least amount of crime with two reported crimes out of 345 residents, according to the log.

    Allen said there are many systems in place to keep students safe, including “blue light safety systems, audible alarm systems, cameras, front-desk staff, card access and key access to rooms.”

    These safety features are “fundamental and basic things that TCU monitors and sets up to create a safe environment,” Allen said.

    Allen’s final piece of advice to students is to “be very aware of your surroundings, report suspicious behavior, not walk anywhere by yourself and, in general, make smart choices.”

    The Numbers: Crimes committed per number of students

    Commons Residence Halls: 157 people in each hall

    • Carter: 3.2 crimes/ 100 students
    • Samuelson: 1.3 crimes/ 100 students
    • Wright: 1.9 crimes/ 100 students
    • King: 4.5 crimes/ 100 students

    All-First Year and Honors Residence Halls

    • Brachman: 1.9 crimes/ 100 students
    • Clark Hall: 1.4 crimes/ 100 students
    • Foster: 0 crimes/ 100 students
    • Milton Daniel: 1.3 crimes/ 100 students
    • Moncrief: 2.7 crimes/ 100 students
    • Sherley: 5.1 crimes/ 100 students
    • Waits: 2.4 crimes/ 100 students

    On-campus Apartments

    • GrandMarc: 2.5 crimes/ 100 students
    • Tom Brown/Pete Wright: 1.3 crimes/ 100 students

    Worth Hills Residence Halls

    • Marion/PE Clark Hall: 1.8 crimes/ 100 students
    • Hayes: 1.3 crimes/ 100 students

    Greek Housing

    • Fraternity Houses: 7.3 crimes/ 100 students
    • Sorority Houses: 0.6 crimes/ 100 students

    The Numbers: Crimes committed per number of students