2017 and 2018 security safety data

Graph comparing the 2017 and 2018 safety data.

The Missouri State Office of University Safety released the annual security and fire safety report for 2018.

The most notable difference from 2017 was the arrests for liquor law violations.

In 2018, 38 people were arrested on campus compared to 69 people the year prior.

Motor vehicle thefts were also down, according to the report. 16 people reported their car stolen in 2018, whereas in 2017 that number was at 30.

However, there were nine reported rapes, four more than 2017.

On campus, there were eight reports of dating violence and six reported in on-campus housing.

There were six reported instances of fondling on campus, three reports of aggravated assault, burglary and stalking, as well as 35 arrests for drug abuse violations.

2018 also saw the first hate crime in three years, with one reported “incident of intimidation characterized by race bias,” according to the report.

Included in hate crimes was one report of “aggravated assault characterized by race bias” on public property.

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