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.