lilybbloom wrote:seeker63 wrote:When you get alerts like this, they're almost always south of the law school. This is why it it not good to live south of the law school.
There was a period of 2 weeks or so during early third quarter when four or five shootings took place about 4-5 blocks away from the law school. But usually the alerts are infrequent. I suspect it's rare that a person unknown to the shooter gets shot.
Normally that would be my guess, too, but from the email it seems like this was a mugging, which could happen to anyone. I am not a sheltered person by any means, but this does worry me. We get security alerts at Northwestern, too, mainly muggings (I'd say 2-3 a year), the only major alert during my time there was a rape a couple years back, about 5 blocks off campus.
One of my classmates got mugged this year. Luckily, not much harm was done. But it probably is a bit more frequent on the south side than around Northwestern.
edit to add: the school is aware of the problem and does its best to keep students safe. SafeRide can be called at all hours of the night for free transport within the area, buses run frequently until 8 PM, and university police are all over the place. Especially as a woman, you have to be aware of your surroundings. But the law school experience isn't stifled by the crime in the area, so don't worry too much about it. You'll figure out what you have to do to stay safe.