"Our agency over the last several years, has tried to create an environment with accountability for students in drugs and alcohol, starting with orientation," Cmdr. Robert Axmacher of the CU Police Department told the Camera.
Azmacher said there have been fewer serious alcohol- and drug-related crimes since police stepped up enforcement. Police prefer to write a ticket for a minor violation than deal with a larger situation later, he said.
Burglaries also increased from 27 cases in 2010 to 42 cases in 2011. However, Axmacher said 42 cases is still a drop from 2009 when there was 60 reported cases.
"From a historical perspective, we are still showing a trend going down in the long run," Axmacher said.
The statistics were presented in the 2012 CU Security and Fire Safety Report.