The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, N.Y., reports that two-thirds of the State University of New York’s four-year schools reported crime statistics to the federal government that conflicted with on-campus records, and some didn’t disclose serious crimes such as sex offenses and robberies, according to a state audit released Oct. 22. "I certainly think it’s a wake-up call for SUNY central [administration] that they need to provide the oversight to ensure that the proper training is happening," state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said. DiNapoli said some of the problems seem to stem from a lack of thoroughness by campuses and not giving the reports the priority they deserve. Evaluators from the state Comptroller’s Office audited four campuses on their crime reporting for 2006, and they reviewed the required annual reports and statistics provided to the federal government for the rest of the 29 campuses. At 19 of the colleges, auditors found inconsistencies between what the schools put in their annual safety reports for students and employees and statistics reported to the federal government. The data are supposed to match. Robert Bonfiglio, vice president for student and campus life, attributed the problems to clerical errors. "This is a fairly complex reporting process. We think we do a very good job and, more importantly, we know that this is a safe campus," he said…

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