Safety in Residential Areas at Night | UVA Student Council

After multiple Right To Know alerts that have gone out in the last few months regarding break ins and attempted abductions and sexual crimes, I have sensed a heightened fear among students, particularly female students, surrounding getting home safely at night. For example, I walked home on Wertland Street just 30 minutes after the attempted abduction on October 27 and saw absolutely no one around that could have helped in a dangerous situation. This highlights the need for ambassadors or police officers to be spaced out in residential areas beyond just the Corner. Given the large number of students who live around the Wertland, 14th, Rugby, and Gordon areas, it is a necessity to have trained personnel there at late hours of the night to prevent more violent crimes from occurring and to help students feel safe in their living spaces.