Alcohol arrests rise

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Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Each year, federal law requires that the Pitt State University Police release a summary of the campus crime statistics. The most glaring numbers on this year’s report is the nearly 300 percent increase in alcohol-related arrests. It is no surprise that the number of liquor law violations represented the most offenses, given that this is on a college campus. The number of alcohol violations that led to arrests rose exponentially in the last three years. In 2009 there were 15 alcohol violations that led to an arrest while that number climbed to 96 in 2011. Though the number of arrests has increased, the number of disciplinary referrals has dropped drastically….