Auto Burglaries

Between July 2nd and July 17th, 2017, 7 auto burglaries from parked vehicles located in different areas of the Stanford University campus have been reported to the Stanford Department of Public Safety. In each case, windows were broken to gain entry into the vehicle.   

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is encouraging individuals to engage in a few simple practices to help prevent from being victimized:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended on your desk or work area.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • Most importantly, if you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering into an office area without legitimate business, call 9-1-1 immediately.

    Additionally, the university encourages individuals to encrypt their mobile devices. Information about ways to best protect your mobile devices can be found at

    If you do become the victim of a crime, please report it immediately to the local law enforcement jurisdiction. If the property which has been stolen contains sensitive or confidential data, report the theft immediately to the University’s Privacy Office at (650) 725-1828 or

    If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information about crime prevention, please call the Department of Public Safety at (650)723-9633.

    This timely warning is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.