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Crime Commission discusses college violence

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - State leaders are concerned with crime on college campuses in Richmond.

Later today, they are meeting to discuss if city police should investigate the deaths and sexual offenses rather than campus police.

Students get a little more unsettled every time they receive a report of a crime on campus, so lawmakers are trying to come to an agreement on who investigates these offenses to keep them from happening.

Last winter, one delegate proposed to put city police in charge of investigations surrounding deaths and alleged rapes on campus instead of university police.

The Virginia State Crime Commission will bring up these issues in a meeting today.

From 2008 to 2010 there were no reported murders, but 15 reported sexual offenses according to the VCU Police Department. Those crimes include rape, assault, sodomy, or fondling.

Commission leaders also plan on addressing cyber bullying and social media impersonations too. Staff will review how states are combating these Internet crimes.

Facebook officials will also be present to discuss what they're doing to prevent these cyber crimes from continuing.

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