State Patty’s Arrests Down 62% From Last Year
It’s now been more than a few years since State Patty’s reached its peak, and its decline continued last weekend with an underwhelming celebration of “the weekend between THON and spring break.” In addition to lack of profound student interest, this year’s festivities resulted in the lowest crime totals on record for the weekend, according to data released by the State College Police.
A total of 121 crimes were reported to State College and Penn State police last weekend, well below the previous all-time low of 146 set in 2015.
Of those reports, only 61 arrests were made — a sharp, 62 percent drop from last year’s numbers. In comparison, there were 234 arrests made downtown alone during the 2011 celebration, which yielded more than 600 total calls for service.
After that eventful day in 2011, State Patty’s-related crime had been declining every year until a spike in 2016. Since then, it’s continued its decline with fewer total crimes reported and arrests made each year.
A full breakdown of the crime data from the last nine years can be found below.
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The festival is a family affair for the newly-named executive director of Movin’ On 2020, Michelle Mischler. Her sister, Katie, served as the executive director for the 2017 and 2018 festivals.
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