By Taylor Hall and Amy Via
RICHMOND, Va. – The fall semester at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus began with reported crimes near campus. After five students were robbed in two separate incidents, students became more aware of safety. VCU responded by sending an email to all students, stating that VCU police would be increasing patrols.
However, most students still experience times when they don’t feel safe. Elizabeth Murray, a VCU history major, experienced a safety issue earlier this year while walking to her apartment.
“A group of guys on bikes started yelling, well, stopped me and asked me some really degrading questions. And then when I wouldn’t answer them they followed me home,” said Murray.