Safety in Numbers

November 30, 2008

68 - Percent of colleges that plan to deploy new/ upgraded emergency-alert systems in 2008-09, according to Campus Safety magazine.

7 - Outdoor warning sirens installed this past summer at Duke

425,000 - Cost in dollars to buy and install the siren system

650 - Surveillance cameras around campus and the medical center

500 - Emergency help phones around campus

150 - Duke University Police Department (DUPD) officers assigned to campus patrol duty

600 - Average number of calls received by Duke EMS per year

3 - Average time, in minutes, it takes for first responders to arrive at scene of reported crime or emergency

15 - Apartment complexes occupied by Duke students off West Campus

28 - Daily roundtrip shuttle loops to those apartment complexes

57 - Laptops missing in 2007 (with cell phones and iPods, the items most often reported lost or stolen)

0 - Cost to members of the Duke community to have valuables engraved by the DUPD