06/10/2010 10:34 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

University Of Iowa Sees Surge In Alcohol Arrests

University of Iowa officials are hard-pressed to come up with an explanation for the school's 53 percent increase in alcohol-related arrests from Jan. 1 to March 31.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says her school is attempting to analyze what is going on, but has not come up with no single or simple answer.

Mason said there could be an increase in charges because UI has significantly increased the number of public safety officers and is assisting Iowa City police with patrolling downtown.

Iowa State University also saw a significant increase in alcohol-related offenses.

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