Police: Fewer arrests at this year’s XTU Anniversary concert

 A police vehicle patrolling on Sunday in the parking lot near the XTU concert. (Marcus Biddle/for NewsWorks)

A police vehicle patrolling on Sunday in the parking lot near the XTU concert. (Marcus Biddle/for NewsWorks)

This year’s XTU Anniversary concert Sunday at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden saw significantly fewer arrests and fewer individuals in need of medical attention than last year’s event.

Approximately 45 individuals were arrested Sunday, most for disorderly persons offenses, according to a statement released this afternoon by the Camden County Police Department. This compares to more than 100 arrested in 2012.

Rain showers and new rules may also helped reduce problems. Strong thunderstorms moved through Camden Sunday afternoon and WXTU issued new rules banning tailgating parties 20 minutes after the show started.

The bulk of those arrests were made by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, which handled patrols in the areas closest to the concert venue, and the rest were made by Camden County Police Department officers. There were 125 individuals who received medical treatment this year vs. 171 last year for the WXTU sponsored event.

Attendance at the event, estimated at 30,000 last year, was just under 20,000 this year.

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