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State audit finds SUNY campuses underreporting crime

State audit finds SUNY campuses underreporting crime

State officials say two-thirds of colleges in the State University of New York system aren’t properl

State officials say two-thirds of colleges in the State University of New York system aren’t properly reporting campus crime statistics.

An audit by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office says statistics reported to the federal Department of Education often conflicted with the colleges’ internal records. Auditors found some colleges failed to properly report serious crimes such as sexual offenses, burglaries and drug offenses.

DiNapoli says part of the problem is inadequate training of campus officials in how to report the statistics.

In their response, SUNY officials say they’re taking steps to improve their reporting, but they expressed concern that the audit doesn’t accurately portray the university’s overall compliance with federal reporting requirements.

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