Off Campus College

Off Campus Safety

Crime mapping and analysis

The City of Binghamton maintains crime mapping statistics. For your convenience, you can view more on the city maps and analysis website (once on their site, click on the map and it will take you to additional maps).
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Safety measures for off-campus students

This page is a collaborative effort between the Binghamton City Police Department, the New York State University Police and the Division of Student Affairs at Binghamton University. Both Binghamton University and the city of Binghamton are committed to providing a safe environment for all students and citizens in our community. This guide outlines important safety information and offers easy-to-follow guidelines to help you stay safe, out of harm's way.

In fall 2004, the City of Binghamton received Operation Impact grant funding to raise citizen awareness of crime on the city's most dangerous streets. The purpose of the grant is to reduce street violence and educate the community in personal safety measures. To combat crime effectively, the Binghamton Police Department and Binghamton University have partnered to educate citizens and students on ways to reduce the risk of victimization. It is the hope of our policing agencies that, by combining citizen activism with police and University responses, we can help reduce violence and crime.

Personal safety

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When walking

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In a vehicle

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When using public transportation

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At home

Burglars strike homes and apartments in the United States on average once every 15 seconds. If burglars pick your place of residence instead of the one next door, chances are you helped invite them there. Don't be what the police call a "target of opportunity." To keep your home safe while you're out of town, do the following:

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Interacting with the police

Police officers continually interact with citizens in the course of fulfilling their duties, and they are trained to do so safely, efficiently and effectively. A problem may occur, however, when individuals do not know how to react or respond appropriately when approached by police officers. Police ask questions for good reasons. They may be checking out a complaint they have received from someone else in your neighborhood. They may be responding to a report of criminal activity in your area. The following is a guide on ways to successfully interact with local law enforcement agencies.

When approached by police

While driving

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University services available to off-campus students

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Last Updated: 2/1/16