State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office says the SUNY system has made improvements in reporting crime and safety statistics, but auditors still are finding inconsistencies in the way the 29 state-operated colleges are complying with federal and state laws.
DiNapoli's office says their auditors looked at four SUNY institutions, including Morrisville State College. The audit there found that Morrisville had under-reported 37 instances of referring alcohol incidents to local police, which represented about 22 percent of all reports. Officials at the college say the under-reporting was due to human error.
Comptroller officials say a 2008 audit found that two-thirds of SUNY colleges weren't accurately reporting campus crime statistics, and some colleges failed to report serious crimes such as sexual offenses. They say they now aren't finding evidence of that occurring.