Stasticially crime on and around one college campus in the east, continues to increase. Which is why officers are taking an extra step, while most students are on summer vacation.
East Carolina University Police say vehicle and home break-ins are on the rise. While the city could not provide statistics on these types of crimes, ECU's website shows there have been 11 off campus break-ins and thefts reported since the beginning of 2009, while during the same time last year --there were only three.
For that reason, ECU police say they're working even closer with city officers.
City and campus police say they will kick-off a new community watch initiative this fall.