Georgetown sees spike in drug violations over the weekend
Maybe Georgetown students contracted reefer madness this weekend, but from Thursday, February 18, to Saturday, February 20, the Department of Public Safety recorded a shocking number of drug violations on campus in its Daily Crime Log (pdf)—five.
Five is shocking, you say? In fact, for one weekend, it is. A review of crime logs back to February 2009 reveal that most months don’t even see five drug violations at Georgetown. Nine of the last twelve months at Georgetown saw two or fewer drug violations, and only one—October, one of the heaviest months of crime at Georgetown in 2009—saw more drug violations, with a total of six. April had five and November had four.
With four drug violations already on the books for this month before last weekend, February 2010 is officially the month with the most drug violations at Georgetown in over a year. Only one other standalone weekend, October 15-17, comes close.
So what’s with the upswing in violations? Not to toot our own horn, but this increase in drug violations reported by DPS began immediately after the Voice‘s cover story about how much more lenient punishment for drug use is here than at George Washington University.
Director of the Public Safety Department has not responded to an inquiry whether there was a cause behind the spike, but the sources who drew our attention to the spike have jokingly blamed us for ruining everything. Sorry guys.