Annual report highlights increase in forcible sex offenses

Jessie Hellmann

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USI released the 2013 Clery Report Thursday morning, showing a decrease in the number of those arrested for liquor law violations and an increase in the number of forcible sex offenses reported.

The report, which all public institutions are required to file with the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 1, summarizes the crimes that happened on campus the year prior.

According to the report, six forcible sex offenses were reported to the Office of Public Safety in 2012. In 2011, two were reported.

The report also shows that the number of thefts decreased by 16 percent.

Those arrested for liquor law violations decreased by 44 percent, while those who faced university discipline for liquor law violations decreased by 42 percent.

To view the full report visit: http://www.usi.edu/media/1832797/2013-asfsr.pdf

Check out the Oct. 10 issue of The Shield for more details.  

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