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Crime Down on UNC Campus

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CHAPEL HILL — If you just sent your kids off to UNC Chapel Hill, you'll like this news. Violent crimes on campus dropped in 1996. Sex crimes, robberies andassaults have decreased significantly in the last two years.

Campus police credit crime prevention education for most of the changes.Officers say the university community is less likely to tolerate crimethese days. Two areas that did show an increase-- burglaries and alcoholand drug offenses.

The school kicked off a renewed effort to curb student drinking and druguse this year, and expects to see those problems decrease in the future.

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