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LU safety report shows decrease in dating violence, increase in weapon offenses


Lincoln University released its annual campus security and fire safety report earlier this week.

The report is released every October and covers crime statistics from the past three years. This report covers 2019-21.

In the past three years, there has been a significant decrease in dating violence, from 15 incidents in 2019 to one in 2021. The school did, however, see a rise in domestic violence – from one incident in 2019 to four in 2021 -- and arrests for illegal weapon offenses – zero to six --  and liquor law violations, from zero to three.

There were three rapes in 2019, compared to one in 2021.

There have been no reported hate crimes murders or arson in the past three years.

Burglary fell from 13 incidents in 2019 to one in 2021. This includes crime that happened on campus, three farms and public property including sidewalks and streets owned by the city.

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Ryan Shiner


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