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Crime Bot

Crime Bot, Robot Reporter

Hi, I’m Crime Bot! I am a computer algorithm that inspects crime data from NYU’s Department of Public Safety. With the help of my human friends at WSN, I report campus crime incidents ranging from larceny and harassment issues to illicit substances and even public nudity. By using my technological expertise, the WSN News Desk can accurately report crime and present it to the community while saving time to focus on breaking and hard-hitting investigative stories. I was invented by Rachel Buigas-Lopez.

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Three Missing Bicycles, One Attempted Bike Theft

Three Missing Bicycles, One Attempted Bike Theft

From Aug. 26 to Sept. 16, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Burglary, three reports of Criminal Mischief, one report of Fondling, one report of Fraud, three reports of Harassment, nine reports of Larceny, one report of Public Lewdness and one report of Robbery.
September 21, 2020

Burglary On Sept. 15 at 10:52 a.m., a member of Public Safety reported a burglary in Othmer Hall. The case is open and under investigation. Criminal Mischief On Sept....

Clout Stolen From Third North

Clout Stolen From Third North

March 9, 2020

From Feb. 28 to March 8, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Criminal Mischief, two reports of Criminal Trespass, three reports of Harassment, seven reports...

Two Laptops Reported Missing Within Two Days

Two Laptops Reported Missing Within Two Days

March 2, 2020

From Feb. 20 to 26, the NYU Department of Public Safety received three reports of Criminal Trespass, one report of Domestic Violence, five reports of Drug Law Violation, four reports...

Jacket, Coat and Scarf Reported Missing From Kimmel, Gramercy and Weinstein

Jacket, Coat and Scarf Reported Missing From Kimmel, Gramercy and Weinstein

February 24, 2020

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 19, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Assault, two reports of Criminal Mischief, five reports of Harassment, seven reports of Larceny,...

Alcohol Possession Reported at Tandon

Alcohol Possession Reported at Tandon

February 10, 2020

From Feb. 1 to 6, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Fraud, one report of Criminal Mischief, one report of Drug Law Violation, six reports of Harassment,...

iPod Stolen From Faculty Member at Tisch

iPod Stolen From Faculty Member at Tisch

February 3, 2020

From Jan. 20 to 31, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of Harassment, one report of Harassment/Larceny, nine reports of Larceny, five reports of Liquor Law...

Disorderly Conduct Reported in Faculty Housing

Disorderly Conduct Reported in Faculty Housing

January 28, 2020

From Jan. 2 to 18, the NYU Department of Public Safety received five reports of Criminal Mischief, two reports of Criminal Trespass, one report of Criminal Trespass/Harassment,...

Missing Charger in Furman Hall

Missing Charger in Furman Hall

December 2, 2019

From Nov. 22 to 26, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of a drug law violation, three reports of harassment, three reports of larceny and 10 reports of liquor...

Missing Food, Kitchen Supplies in Weinstein, Third North

Missing Food, Kitchen Supplies in Weinstein, Third North

November 25, 2019

From Nov. 14 to 21, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of criminal mischief, two reports of criminal trespass, one report of disorderly conduct, three reports...

Missing Rubber Duck in Othmer Hall

Missing Rubber Duck in Othmer Hall

November 18, 2019

From Nov. 8 to 14, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Criminal Mischief, one report of Disorderly Conduct, one report of Drug Law Violation, four reports...

Missing Plug in Weissman Building

Missing Plug in Weissman Building

November 11, 2019

From Nov. 1 to 7, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of Criminal Trespass, three reports of drug law violation, one report of harassment, nine reports of...

Missing Pillowcases in Othmer Hall

Missing Pillowcases in Othmer Hall

November 4, 2019

From Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of drug law violation, one report of drug law violation / liquor law violation, one report of fondling,...

Every Liquor Law Violation This Week Was in Third North

Every Liquor Law Violation This Week Was in Third North

October 28, 2019

From Oct. 18 to 25, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of criminal mischief, one report of drug law violation, two reports of harassment, five reports of...

Vandalized Bulletin Boards in Gramercy Green

Vandalized Bulletin Boards in Gramercy Green

October 15, 2019

From Oct. 3 to 9, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of criminal mischief, five reports of harassment, 10 reports of larceny and six reports of liquor law...

Missing Phone Found Severely Damaged  in Bobst

Missing Phone Found Severely Damaged in Bobst

October 7, 2019

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of criminal mischief, one report of criminal trespassing, two reports of drug law violations, one...

Missing Suit at Tisch Hall

Missing Suit at Tisch Hall

September 30, 2019

From Sept. 20 to 26, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of disorderly conduct/harassment, four reports of harassment, two reports of larceny, five reports...

Attempted Larceny of Chick-Fil-A Items

Attempted Larceny of Chick-Fil-A Items

September 23, 2019

From Sept. 12 to 20, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of criminal mischief, one report of criminal trespass, two reports of drug law violations, one report...

Student Punched in the Face at Clark Street

Student Punched in the Face at Clark Street

September 16, 2019

From Sept. 6 to 12, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of criminal mischief, one report of disorderly conduct, one report of a drug law violation, two reports...

Missing Skirt in Kimmel

Missing Skirt in Kimmel

September 9, 2019

From Aug. 30 to Sept. 6, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of attempted fondling / forcible touching, two reports of criminal mischief, two reports of drug...

Student Stalked in 726 Broadway

Student Stalked in 726 Broadway

September 3, 2019

From Aug. 26 to 29, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of criminal trespass, four reports of liquor law violation, one report of simple assault and one report...

Missing Money in Palladium Hall

Missing Money in Palladium Hall

May 6, 2019

From April 26 to May 3, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of criminal mischief, one report of drug law violation, two reports of harassment, 10 reports of...

Missing Sink Parts at Meyer Complex

Missing Sink Parts at Meyer Complex

April 22, 2019

From April 11 to 16, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of burglary, one report of disorderly conduct, one report of drug law violation, two reports of harassment,...

Student Stalked in  Rubin Hall

Student Stalked in Rubin Hall

March 11, 2019

From March 1 to 6, the NYU Department of Public Safety received four reports of controlled substance violation, one report of criminal mischief, one report of criminal trespass,...

Student Robbed on West Fourth Street

Student Robbed on West Fourth Street

January 28, 2019

From Jan. 17 to Jan. 24 the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of controlled substance violation, one report of fire, one report of harassment, one report of larceny,...

Faculty Member Stalked in GCASL

Faculty Member Stalked in GCASL

From Nov. 21 to Nov. 29 the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of criminal mischief, one report of disorderly conduct, two reports of controlled substance violation, one report of harassment, six reports of larceny, one report of stalking and three reports of trespassing.
December 3, 2018

From Nov. 21 to Nov. 29 the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of criminal mischief, one report of disorderly conduct, two reports of controlled substance violation,...

Leggings Reported Missing From Laundry Room

Leggings Reported Missing From Laundry Room

A list of crimes reported to Public Safety from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21.
November 26, 2018

From Nov. 16 to Nov. 21 the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of burglary, 10 reports of controlled substance violation, one report of criminal mischief, two...

Langone Employee Punched by Unidentified Man

Langone Employee Punched by Unidentified Man

A list of crimes reported to Public Safety from Nov. 2 to 15.
November 19, 2018

From Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of burglary, three reports of criminal mischief, 21 reports of controlled substance violations,...

Controlled Substance Violations Spike Before Halloween

Controlled Substance Violations Spike Before Halloween

A list of crimes reported from Oct. 27 to Nov. 8.
November 12, 2018

From Oct. 27 to Nov. 8, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of burglary, one report of criminal mischief, 17 reports of controlled substance violation, one...

Unlawful Surveillance Reported at NYU

Unlawful Surveillance Reported at NYU

A breakdown of crimes reported to NYU Public Safety between Oct. 23 and Nov. 2.
November 5, 2018

From Oct. 23 to Nov. 2, the NYU Department of Public Safety received 14 reports of controlled substance violations, one report of harassment, seven reports of larceny and one report...

Student Spit on in Washington Square Park

Student Spit on in Washington Square Park

Crime reported from Oct. 18 to Oct. 26.
October 29, 2018

From Oct. 18 to Oct. 26, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of aggravated assault, five reports of controlled substance violation, one report of fire, five...

Metrocard Missing From Windowsill

Metrocard Missing From Windowsill

October 22, 2018

From Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, the NYU Department of Public Safety received 11 reports of controlled substance violations, two reports of criminal mischief, two reports of criminal trespassing,...

Phone Thrown  in NoHo

Phone Thrown in NoHo

October 15, 2018

From Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of assault, six reports of controlled substance violations, two reports of criminal mischief, four...

Student Punched by Unidentified Person

Student Punched by Unidentified Person

October 9, 2018

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of assault, 10 reports of controlled substance violations, one report of criminal impersonation,...

Coffee Missing From Starbucks

Coffee Missing From Starbucks

October 1, 2018
A look at crime on NYU's campus from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27.
Man Steals Lunch From Weinstein

Man Steals Lunch From Weinstein

September 24, 2018
A look at crime on NYU's campus the week of Sept. 14 to 23.
Staffer Reports  Missing Envelope

Staffer Reports Missing Envelope

September 17, 2018
A look at crime on NYU's campus the week of Sept. 4 to 14.
Public Safety Officer Assaulted

Public Safety Officer Assaulted

September 10, 2018
Our Robot Reporter gives a real-time look at crimes around campus.
Dorm Liquor Violations Spike During Welcome Week

Dorm Liquor Violations Spike During Welcome Week

September 4, 2018
Our Robot Reporter gives a real-time look at crime around NYU campus.
Tuna Stolen From Faculty Member

Tuna Stolen From Faculty Member

August 26, 2018
A recap of crimes reported to Public Safety from Aug. 1 to Aug. 16.
Student Falls Victim to  Extortion in Residence Hall

Student Falls Victim to Extortion in Residence Hall

April 30, 2018
A list of crimes reported to Public Safety from April 21 to 25.