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The End of State Patty’s is Near According to Newly Released Statistics

by and on March 25, 2014 2:25 PM

Penn State has released some additional information on State Patty’s Day crime rates and related hospital statistics that confirmed what we already knew — the student holiday is dying.

This is the third consecutive year that SPD crime rates have dropped, after peaking in 2011. The decline is thought to be the result of the combined effort of Penn State and the borough to reduce alcohol related crime.

A rundown of the stats shows the downward trend:

The numbers show a 32 percent decrease in the amount of alcohol-related emergencies at Mount Nittany Medical Center. In addition, the patients had a lower overall blood-alcohol content.

2014
34 alcohol-related cases

2013
50 alcohol-related cases

The amount of arrests was reduced by over half according to the State College Police Department and the Penn State Police Department.

2014
102 arrests/citations

2013
244 arrests/citations

Here’s a graph showing a breakdown of arrests and citations by the State College Police Department, Penn State Police Department, the Department of Ordinance Enforcement and Public Health and the Centre County Alcohol Task Force:

SPD Crime

Graph Courtesy of Penn State

Penn State paid 34 downtown bars to close during the student-run holiday, in addition to limiting guests in residence halls. The IFC also banned parties at fraternity houses. Based on the declining crime rates, the limitations seem to be working.

The university created an alternative holiday for students, in which students could opt to do a number of community service jobs in order to give back.

Similarly, the school hopes to replace the negative holiday with a winter festival that the whole town can enjoy. Penn State officials have already met with Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts leadership to discuss the festival, which would take place in February.

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Sarah Caskie writes for Onward State.
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