Most college students do not think about the repercussions of being lazy about security in their respective residence halls. However if there is no attention paid to who comes in and out, many crimes can and usually do happen. For instance, at the University of Connecticut, a survey of 690 undergraduates found that more than half of dorm residents say they have propped open a secured door. Nine out of ten know someone else who have also done the same. Half of those students who had witnessed these doors left partly open, knew of incidents where strangers had come into the building unescorted. Of those strangers, one in five knew of a crime that resulted because a door was not locked (zwire). One in five may seem like a low statistic, but for any kind of crime committed, it is simply a fact that we cannot ignore.
When students graduate from college, most will purchase their own home or rent an apartment. They must learn NOW how to secure their belongings and protect themselves from intruders. How many people do you know would let complete strangers walk right into their own homes, no questions asked? Students need to learn to take pride in their possessions and... [continues]
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