The students, faculty, and staff of The University of North Florida were the victims of property crimes, totaling over $325,000 in 2006. Since national studies indicate that less than one in three victims of theft actually report their loss to the police, true losses at UNF could exceed $500,000 annually.Nationally, less than 30 percent of the property taken in thefts is recovered. Most of that property cannot be returned to the rightful owner as it is unidentifiable as belonging to the victim. This means much of the recovered property is sold at police auctions, destroyed, or in some rare cases, returned to the thief upon demand when the actual ownership cannot be established. As a result, the efforts of the police are neutralized and thieves profit from their criminal activity with a less risk of apprehension.The University of North Florida Police Department is taking proactive action to minimize the risk of theft and to help ensure the return of stolen property should a theft occur. This proactive action is Operation Identification. The program has proven to be a definite deterrent to thieves by assuring them that the potential stolen property can be identified by the police anywhere in Florida as belonging to YOU.
The UNF campus community is served by the University Police Department. You can help us better protect you and your property if you follow these six suggestions:
If you would like further information, please contact the University Police Department: (904) 620-2800 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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