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State College Crime Rates Continue To Fall During State Patty's Day 2021

The State College Police Department reported a total of four COVID-19 ordinance violations over State Patty's Day weekend. Violators of the ordinance can receive a fine up to $300.
Jade Campos
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WPSU

State College’s annual partying holiday, State Patty’s Day, took place this past weekend. Crime rates surrounding the event have dipped in recent years. That trend continued this year despite the creation of new COVID-19 citations.

This State Patty’s weekend saw the lowest crime statistics in the past 11 years.

State College and Penn State police focused enforcement on dorms and apartments close to campus. The borough encouraged rental owners to keep an eye out for large gatherings throughout the weekend as well.

Police reported a total of 271 calls for service, both on and off campus. That’s down about 50 from last year.

Police made 36 arrests throughout the weekend. That’s down about 50% from last year, and nearly 90% from 10 years ago.

There were only four masking and gathering citations given out under the borough’s COVID-19 ordinance. Violators of the ordinance are subject to fines of up to $300.

There were no COVID-19 citations reported on campus.

Since State Patty’s weekend began on Friday, Centre County has seen 175 new COVID-19 cases.

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