INTERACTIVE: Crime around University of Cincinnati's campus

Most occur after midnight

CINCINNATI -- Most serious crimes reported to Cincinnati police around the University of Cincinnati campus have happened between midnight and 6 a..m. this year, according to a WCPO analysis.

From January through mid-December, 78 serious crimes have been reported to Cincinnati police within a quarter-mile radius of the urban campus. That is up from 58 from the same period last year.

On Monday, two people said four men approached them -- two of whom were armed with handguns -- at Parker Street and West Clifton Avenue, on the border of UC, and robbed them of personal belongings.

The victims said the robbery happened at 12:30 a..m. No one had been arrested as of Thursday.

The latest robbery comes just weeks after UC President Santa Ono and Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell wrote a letter to judges asking them for help in combating crime in the neighborhoods around campus.

Last year, about 26 percent of reported serious crimes were assaults and robberies; this year that number has jumped to 35 percent. 

Take a closer look at this year's reported serious crimes in the graphic below.

View the types of crimes and the times they occurred View the location of the crimes View the number of crimes by month

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