Report: Serious Crime Down, Arrests Up At U of South Alabama

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The number of people arrested at the University of South Alabama rose in 2011, mostly because of increased enforcement of liquor and drug laws, according to statistics released by USA yesterday.

In 2010, illegal liquor, drug and gun violations led to 75 arrests or "disciplinary actions," according to university's 2012 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. In 2011, that number jumped to 221.

The university reported there were 44 liquor law arrests last year, many times the two reported in 2010.

Meanwhile, the university saw less serious crime than it had two years ago. University police responded to fewer calls of sexual and aggravated assault, burglary (not including car burglaries) and arson.

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