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UH Manoa sees spike in drug-related offenses

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HONOLULU (AP) - A new report shows most crime at the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus went down in 2015 from the previous year, but the number of drug-related violations jumped nearly 20 percent.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the findings of the university's annual security and fire safety report were released Friday.

The university recorded declines in liquor law violations, forcible sex offenses and motor vehicle thefts from 2014 to 2015.

During the same period, drug violations that resulted in disciplinary action increased from 417 to 509, marking the second consecutive year the number of cases has gone up. All but seven of the drug violations occurred in residence halls.

The university's flagship campus had more than 18,800 students in fall 2015.

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