Laura Francis


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Fling incidents see 27.5-percent drop

This year, overall crime during Spring Fling decreased 27.5 percent compared to last year — hospital cases and disturbance complaints went down, and no arrests were recorded.





March crime drops 34 percent

Property crimes decreased 35 percent, while violent crimes went down 28.5 percent. Total crime for 2011 is 10 percent lower compared to the same period last year.

*DPS scans for Houston thieves

Faced with startling food theft rates and declining profits at Houston Market, Penn announced Monday that the underground eatery will install a series of full body scanners.






Drinking may affect crime levels

Though St. Patrick’s Day meant green costumes and Irish music for many students, the holiday’s focus on booze also brought the potential for more crime.






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