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Indiana State 2016 crime statistics released

September 28, 2017

Indiana State University has released the 2016 summary of reportable crimes and offenses on campus property.

"We're pleased Indiana State's campus remains a safe place to live and study, and there were no major spikes," said Joe Newport, director of public safety and university police chief.

Arrests for liquor law violations (28) are down on-campus by nearly 50 percent from 2015. Weapons violations (one) remained the same for on-campus and decreased by one (zero) for public property from the prior year.

Drug arrests (12) are up by one for on-campus property. Robbery cases (three) are up by one on-campus and down elsewhere - by two (zero) for non-campus and by one (zero) for public property - since 2015.

Motor vehicle thefts (two) are down by two on-campus and down by one (zero) for non-campus property. Non-campus property is defined as any property owned or controlled by a student organization or locations visited by students for school sponsored trips such as athletic events or study abroad.

Rape (five) and fondling (three) cases are down by two each for on-campus property. On-campus domestic violence cases (one) are down by three, but on-campus dating violence incidents (14) are up by four from the prior year. Stalking cases (14) are down by two for on-campus property.

"Prevention of sexual violence is a key objective at Indiana State," Newport said. "The mandatory ‘It's on Blue' training helps make students more aware of what constitutes sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking - and the importance of reporting these activities."

Reports of aggravated assault (nine) and burglary (15) reports increased by two and seven, respectively. The uptick in thefts most commonly occurred in academic buildings where belongings were not secured.

Again this year, there were no murders or hate crime cases on campus. On-campus arson cases (zero) were down by one, compared to 2015.

Three reports were determined to be unfounded in 2015, which is an increase of two cases compared to 2014.

The latest crime statistics reflect the current crime reporting guidelines as outlined in The Handbook on Campus Safety and Security Reporting 2016 Edition. The report is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires U.S. colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime. To read the full report, go to


Contact: Joe Newport, chief, Indiana State University Police, 812-237-4018 or