A new analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education shows several campuses in the State University of New York system have some of the nation's highest rates of on-campus drug arrests.
The "Drugs On Campus" report by Project Know, a website that provides information about getting help for drug addictions, analyzed drug and alcohol arrests and disciplinary actions on campuses in 2013, the most recent data available. Project Know limited its analysis to colleges with at least 5,000 students.
SUNY New Paltz had the No. 1 per capita rate of students with drug arrests on campus -- 13.9 per 1,000 students, or 105 on-campus drug arrests in 2013.
Eight of the top 50 schools with the highest rate of drug arrests per capita fall in the 64-campus SUNY system.
A SUNY spokesman claims SUNY has so many drug busts because they have actual campus police patrolling the campuses as opposed to many colleges which rely on local law enforcement.
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