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Dorm Break-Ins

AWhitey2291AWhitey2291 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
edited July 2009 in University of Florida
How often (if at all) do people's dorm rooms get broken into during the school year in a situation where the dorm was locked up properly and everything? I ask because I'm going to stay in rawlings on the first floor, and honestly, the windows look pretty easy to break, lol.
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Replies to: Dorm Break-Ins

  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    http://www.police.ufl.edu/pdf_files/2006/UFPD%20Safe%20Campus-9.pdf

    dunno if housing has its own numbers, and a number of burglaries are likely not related to dorms. even more, i imagine most of them are not random at all, and may be the result of not locking doors.
  • SSobickSSobick Registered User Posts: 2,331 Senior Member
    UF is a safe campus. Even still not a bad idea to lock up your dorms.
  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    last week there was an armed robbery on campus, twice

    one guy got kicked in his face.
  • danny_125danny_125 Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    How did you hear about the guy getting kicked in the face? That's nuts.
  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    the independent alligator, read all about it.

    was in the paper last week, it happened at corry village(west of frat row) and also some guy walking ONCAMPUS..

    http://www.alligator.org/articles/2009/07/14/news/local/090714_theft.txt

    of course the guy called and canceled his cards before calling police
  • golferdudegolferdude Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I am not an expert - but I did talk with the police department and housing administrators and have older siblings at UF; and I am of the impression that the residence halls are essentially crime free.
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    I am not an expert - but I did talk with the police department and housing administrators and have older siblings at UF; and I am of the impression that the residence halls are essentially crime free.

    Pretty much. Things happen here and there, but for the most part its safe. I would leave my door open when I went to take a shower, or went to the kitchen/lounge.
  • mbrosman3mbrosman3 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    I live in Hume, you need to use a swipe card two times to get into the hall and your floor, which only works for your own floor. Doors lock automatically and there is also a deadbolt in the door, so break-ins are virtually impossible here...unless you leave your dorm room open and unattended. Don't think most of the older dorms have this feature, though.
  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    if you live in the apartments oncampus like i do, there is no such feature you only need a key......well really you dont even need that, i always come home to find my door unlocked.

    (we have 4 people in here, someone is ALWAYS bound to forget to lock, basically forget security)
    but we all have rooms with locks, which is somewhat a pain..happens often that we have to call an RA because we are locked out of our room.)
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    (we have 4 people in here, someone is ALWAYS bound to forget to lock, basically forget security)
    but we all have rooms with locks, which is somewhat a pain..happens often that we have to call an RA because we are locked out of our room.)

    Have you checked the side. Usually those doors have a switch where you can choose for it to always be locked or always open (unless locked with a key).
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