BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge city leaders are looking into how safe apartment complexes are.

“We have seen a significant number of homicides obviously at different apartment complexes,” said East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore.

Moore says there’s a significant amount of apartment complexes without proper security. He says it’s becoming a problem near LSU and Southern University. He says people are not getting what they are paying for.

“Parents that are looking at a university and they look online if they’re not able to actually come here and do some due diligence. When they look at some of these locations online, it appears as if it’s a nice place and they have security because they advertise it,” said Moore. “They have security officers, they have security cameras, when in fact, they do not.”

“You cannot even walk outside without being scared that something is going to happen,” said Brie Andras, a senior at LSU. “The lights aren’t that good, there aren’t any cameras, and I had my car broken into.”

Andras is a senior at LSU, she lives at the Legacy, a five-minute drive to campus. Andras says some residents have been robbed at gunpoint. She says she doesn’t feel safe living at the Legacy.

“Living anywhere else off campus it’s like really expensive so, this really is my only option and not feeling safe is really unfortunate,” she said.

Moore says there currently isn’t an ordinance in place that addresses security at apartments. But, he hopes to change that. He wants to see a similar ordinance that requires regulations for hotels and motels.

“LSU attempted to do this years ago but COVID hit and some things stalled. But, I think they’re interested now with recent homicides near LSU,” he said.