05/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ohio State Crime Alert System Ineffective

When violent crimes are reported on campus, police are required by federal law to notify the public. But officers from the Ohio State University Police are worried that few people are getting the message.

For the last four years, the Department of Public Safety at OSU has used an "opt-in" system in which crime alerts are sent only to those who have subscribed to receive the alerts via e-mail. But on a campus with more than 50,000 students, only 2,633 people receive these e-mails.

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