Burglary rate is highest at MSU
By ELIZABETH JOHNSON and JACQUELINE BLACKWOOD/Montana State News
More burglaries have occurred at Montana State University than at the state’s other two largest campuses.
Out of MSU-Bozeman, MSU-Billings and University of Montana, the Bozeman campus reported the most burglaries between 2010 and 2012 at 45, according to the MSU Police Department website, which defines burglary as the unlawful entry into a building with the intent of committing a crime. The highest number occurred in 2012 when 18 burglaries were reported.
MSU-Billings reports five burglaries and UM reported nine during the same time period, according to each campus’s website.
Asked about MSU-Bozeman dubious distinction, MSU Police Chief Robert Putzke said, “I don’t know because there are so many factors in the equation.” Continue reading “MSU tops among state campuses for burglaries”