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Wed December 21, 2011

NIU Safety series: Part Two

Northern Illinois University is battling a public perception that questions whether the campus community is safe.  Our series continues with a look at how NIU compares with other schools. 

In part two, we see how NIU stacks up against two downstate universities.  WNIJ's Guy Stephens has more:

 

*Mike Moen and Susan Stephens contributed to this report.

2010 crime data referenced in report:

(UNIVERSITY WITH HIGHEST NUMBER OF INCIDENTS PER CATEGORY IN BOLD)

BURGLARY

ON-CAMPUS*

OFF-CAMPUS**

TOTAL

SIU

ISU

NIU

42

23

11

4

1

1

46

24

12

 

 

 

 

LIQUOR ARRESTS

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

20

19

46

46

10

48

66

29

94

 

 

 

 

LIQUOR REFERRALS

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

311

1435

352

0

14

4

311

1449

356

 

 

 

 

WEAPONS ARRESTS

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

0

1

4

1

1

0

1

2

4

 

 

 

 

WEAPONS REFERRALS

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

0

12

1

0

0

0

0

12

1

 

 

 

 

DRUG ARRESTS

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

56

146

60

34

23

17

90

169

77

 

 

 

 

DRUG REFERRALS

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

266

231

103

0

1

5

266

232

108

 

 

 

 

FORCIBLE SEX OFFENSES

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

3

4

5

0

0

2

3

4

7

 

 

 

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

8

16

2

0

1

0

8

17

2

 

 

 

 

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

 

 

 

SIU

ISU

NIU

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

1

2

 

*ON-CAMPUS” INCLUDES HOUSING FACILITIES

** “NON-CAMPUS” INCLUDES PUBLIC PROPERTY

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