MUPD annual report shows increase in drug, alcohol arrests

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Marquette University Police Department’s on-campus drug and liquor arrests increased from the previous two years, according to MUPD’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Friday. Graphic by Clara Janzen

Marquette University Police Department’s on-campus drug and liquor arrests increased from the previous two years, according to MUPD’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Friday.

MUPD made 62 arrests at on-campus locations for violations of drug laws in 2017, according to the report. There were 39 drug arrests in 2016 and 46 in 2015.

Graphic by Clara Janzen

There were 25 arrests on campus for liquor law violations in 2017, which rose from four in 2016 and four in 2015.

Graphic by Clara Janzen

In 2017, the department issued 219 disciplinary referrals at on-campus locations for drugs — an uptick from the 197 referrals in 2016 and 148 in 2015.

As for alcohol disciplinary referrals, the department issued 1,994 referrals for alcohol in 2017. There were 1,877 referrals in 2016 and 2,117 referrals in 2015.

Reported incidents of rape decreased on campus in 2017, with four on-campus incidents. There were eight reported rape incidents each year in 2015 and 2016.

Cases of domestic violence on campus also decreased, with two reported incidents of domestic violence in 2017. There were five incidents of reported domestic violence in 2015 and four in 2016.

MUPD had 11 reported incidents of burglary on campus in 2018, falling between the eight reported burglaries in 2016 and 20 in 2015. These include unfounded and founded reports, the report said.

The full report is available online.