Some students said that they had not heard about the increase in crimes.
Others said they thought that the College is doing what it can to prevent crime, given Harvard’s urban location.
Lagnani said that it is difficult to say what else could be done besides putting more officers on patrol at night when most crimes have occurred.
McCourt suggested that the College could lock Harvard Yard’s gates, but he said such a measure would isolate Harvard from the community and make it inconvenient for students to enter and exit campus at night.
Akshay M. Sharma ’14, an Undergraduate Council representative of Ivy Yard, said he thinks that HUPD is “doing a phenomenal job” combating crime on campus.
—Staff writer Heng Shao can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.