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Last updated 8:51AM ET
July 20, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
OU crime stats fall
(WOUB) - In the past year, Ohio University has experienced a drop in crime statistics.

The university police department reports burglaries on campus dropped from 57-37 and reports of rape fell from 14-3.

Also, a sharp decline was seen in the number of violations of university alcohol regulations, which fell from 1,257 to 1,040, while drug violations remained nearly constant.

OUPD Police Chief Mike Martinsen says he is encouraged by the statistics, but cautions against reading too much into them.

He says crime statistics often fluctuate for a variety of reasons beyond the police department's control.
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