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Early Reports Show Crime Numbers Down on State Patty’s Day

The initial State College Police crime numbers are in, and it looks like the drinking holiday might be losing its luster.

Through 8 a.m. this morning, police are reporting a 45 percent drop in crime. Only 20 arrests were made all day Friday and into Saturday.

 

 

The downturn has been palpable, too. Although admittedly unscientific, I took a few laps around downtown this afternoon and saw very little commotion or destruction. There was still a fair amount of green and visibly drunk folks meandering around, but businesses and sidewalks are far less crowded than just two years ago.

Even the State College Police Department is having a little fun today…

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We’ll have updated crime numbers as they are available tonight or tomorrow afternoon.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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