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UC Riverside crime task force to give report

The University of California, Riverside campus is shown in this photo taken Friday, July 20, 2012.

April 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
There's a new push to help students feel safe on the campus of University of California Riverside following a spike of crime in the area.

A task force of students, faculty, campus police and city officials was created in February to make people feel more comfortable on campus.

The group is expected to give an update on their progress at a town hall meeting on Thursday.

The meeting comes after several armed robberies were reported earlier this year near campus. Shortly after the robberies, the university stepped up patrols and sent out an email alerting students.