Marquette Wire

MKE violent crime increases

Nick Biggi

February 26, 2013

Violent crime increased around the Milwaukee area last year, according to the Milwaukee Police Department crime statistics report for 2012 released Feb. 14, although crime around Marquette saw no significant change. Overall...

DPS deters crime on Wells Street

Nick Biggi

December 4, 2012

Businesses surround all college campuses, and many of those at Marquette are restaurants running down Wells Street. During the weekends, the Department of Public Safety must often intervene in either removing or calling the Milwaukee Police Department to arrest those causing a disturbance. Just this past weeken...

Department of Education releases crime stats for MU

Nick Biggi

September 25, 2012

Data published by the Department of Education indicates that between 2008 and 2010, 84 burglaries and 2,555 liquor law violations resulting in disciplinary action were reported to have taken place on Marquette's campus. Department...

Report: DPS reports robberies in decline, batteries rising

Nick Biggi

September 18, 2012

Last spring, the Department of Public Safety reported that robberies and vandalism were down on campus, but batteries and thefts were up. That trend continues, but with different numbers, according to DPS Cpt. Russell Shaw, who...

Bike thefts increasing on campus

Nick Biggi

September 11, 2012

A rise in bike thefts on campus this summer has continued into the fall. Department of Public Safety Cpt. Russell Shaw said the main cause of this trend is the ease of breaking some bike locks with a relatively small bolt cutter. “Our...

Democrats and Republicans find common ground on safety measures signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker

Matt Gozun

April 17, 2012

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed seven bills last Monday addressing law enforcement procedures endorsed by both Republicans and Democrats. During the signing ceremony at the Milwaukee State...

Chisholm leaning toward restructuring prison system

Brooke Goodman

February 15, 2011

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm appeared at the Law School last Friday with a proposal to restructure the state prison system by placing fewer offenders in jail. Accompanied by Mike Gousha...

Milwaukee crime down since 2009, but homicide increased 31 percent

Matt Campbell

February 1, 2011

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn reported last week the city’s overall crime is down for the third consecutive year, decreasing by 10 percent from 2009 to 2010. Crime rates dropped in every category other than homicide,...