Kansas U. Sees Uptick in Crime

LAWRENCE, Kan. — An increase in crime at Kansas University (KU) in 2012 stems mostly from DUI offenses, according to a campus police report.

Campus police handle 714 criminal offenses on campus last year, an increase of 54 cases compared to 2011. Of those reports, 33 were DUI offenses, which the university recently began counting as criminal cases, LJWorld.com reports.

Meanwhile, violent crimes, such as robberies and sex offenses, remained equally low as in 2011, with three robberies and sex offenses, according to the KU Public Safety Office.

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