Overall, crime decreased 13 percent, with 671 criminal offenses reported to KU police in 2017 compared to 770 incidents in 2016, according to a news release from the KU Office of Public Safety.
Notably, with lawful concealed carry of handguns being allowed on campus for the first time beginning July 1, 2017, KU police tallied zero criminal weapons violations in 2017, according to crime statistics provided by police.
Prior to 2017, campus police have recorded a total of 14 weapons violations since 2008, according to the statistics.
BAN GUNS ON CAMPUS! THEY'RE DANGEROUS! Especially for criminals.
Three sworn police officers and three security officers were planned to be added in direct response to the start of campus carry, the Journal-World previously reported. The officers were envisioned to increase patrols in busy areas of campus, and the security officers were needed to staff portable metal detectors.
KU Police Chief Chris Keary said in the news release that he believes extra officers have been helpful.
If the Police Chief really thought he needed six new guys to police those with licenses to carry, shame on him. More likely he saw way to use the administration's paranoia to bump up his manpower.