Drug violations, thefts make up majority of offenses at local universities

Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10:43am

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that crime was up on most college campuses in Tennessee during 2011, as evidenced by their “Crime on Campus 2011” report.

Here are some other highlights from the individual reports on local universities:


Vanderbilt University:

  • Alcohol-related offenses at Vanderbilt were down significantly since 2010 with 85 fewer liquor law violations in 2011.

  • Assault offenses also dipped (123 in 2010 to 101 in 2011) as did drug and narcotic violations, down by 12 offenses in 2011.

  • Theft offenses increased slightly, with most of the thefts occurring in buildings on campus.


Tennessee State University:

  • Assault offenses dropped on TSU's campus from 74 in 2010 to 58 in 2011.

  • Thefts, vandalism, and drugs/narcotics violations also dipped based on year-to-year comparisons.


Belmont University:

  • Drug/narcotic offenses more than quadrupled on Belmont's campus from the previous. Five drug violations occurred on campus in 2010, compared to 24 in 2011.

  • Liquor law violations also increased on campus from 13 in 2010 to 52 in 2011.

  • Thefts doubled on Belmont's campus, and 48 of the 60 reported thefts occurred in buildings.


Middle Tennessee State University:

  • Driving under the influence and liquor law violations increased on MTSU's campus.

  • Drug/narcotics offenses decreased, while thefts rose from year-to-year.


Lipscomb University:

  • Overall, Lipscomb reported 36 crimes total on their 2011 report, including 23 thefts, six burglaries and one drug/narcotic violation.


Fisk University:

  • Fisk reported 41 crimes on their campus, including six assaults, five robberies, and five drug/narcotic violations.


The full TBI report can be viewed here.


TBI Crime on Campus2011.pdf4.65 MB

1 Comment on this post:

By: Jwald on 4/7/12 at 2:17

Alcohol and Drug offences are necessarily down on the campuses, they are just being under reported by the administrations.