The number of break-ins on the League’s campus is more than 16 times higher in 2020 than in 2019


Get the latest Syracuse news delivered straight to your inbox.
Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Syracuse University experienced 116 campus burglaries in 2020, Department of Public Safety Annual Report revealed Friday. This was more than 16 times more than in 2019 and three times more than in 2018.

All but one of the 116 campus burglaries took place in apartment buildings.

The report is commissioned by the Jeanne Cléry Law, which requires colleges and universities to publish an annual safety report by October 1 of each year.

Additionally, there were two arson cases on campus in 2020, two more than in 2019, making it the only non-burglary and petting offense to increase. There were also two reports of robbery, but no reports of aggravated assault or motor vehicle theft.


There were 14 total cases of sexual offenses on campus in 2020, a decrease of one from 2019. In addition, there were three fewer rape reports and two more touching reports. 2020 than in 2019. There were no reports of other sexual offenses – statutory rape or incest – in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The DPS reported 10 cases of violations of the violence against women law on campus in 2020, including six reports of dating violence and four reports of stalking, but none of domestic violence.

The number of referrals or disciplinary actions for illegal possession of weapons increased to four in 2020, an increase of three since 2019. There were 33 drug law violations and 402 drug law violations. alcohol, up from 71 and 440, respectively, on campus in 2019.

The DPS did not report any arrests for illegal possession of weapons, drug law violations or alcohol law violations in 2020, although there were two drug law arrests on the campus in 2019.

The DPS reported two incidents of racial bias and one incident of bias related to sexual orientation. No 2020 data was provided for aggravated assault and bullying.

Contact Richard: [email protected] | @ richardperrins2


Leave A Reply