Alcohol-Related Violations Decrease On Main UA Campus

Published: Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:32pm
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:34pm
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The University of Arizona has released its federally-required annual “Campus Safety, Security and Fire Report” detailing a wide variety of crimes on all its campuses.

University Police Chief Brian Seastone said the biggest takeaway from 2017 is an uptick in burglaries on the main Tucson campus. “One thing that we have not seen for a long time and saw it in 2017 was an increase in burglaries on campus and we increased by 19."

The largest decrease in crime reported was liquor law violations, which fell from 763 in 2016 to 472 in 2017.

Dean of Students Kendal Washington White said she hopes education is the key factor behind the reduction. “Alcohol contributes to poor academic performance, social issues — things that I’m hoping that the online training provides some insights for students. You never know. The numbers go up and down from year to year.”

The statistics in the UA report may vary a bit from the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report showing all crimes, not just those committed on campus and other property controlled by the university.

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