- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police officers at West Virginia University say there has been a rise in vandalism, assaults and other offenses on campus.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/1WABeAV ) that West Virginia University Police say in a monthly report released this week that crime was up 63 percent in October compared to last year.

Police reported that there were 161 offenses like DUIs, public intoxication and liquor law violations, an increase of 94 percent compared to last year. There were 87 group offenses like assault, battery and vandalism, an increase of 21 percent.

University Police Chief Bob Roberts says that despite the increase, the number of offenses remains low.


Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, https://www.charlestondailymail.com

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