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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Most Dangerous Colleges in America

Business Insider, The Most Dangerous Colleges In America:

The FBI's Uniform Crime Report identified 2,696 violent crime incidents and 87,160 property crime incidents on and around college campuses in 2011.

We ranked the most dangerous colleges by averaging FBI crime data per capita from 2008 to 2011 for schools with enrollment over 10,000. Schools were ranked based on a combination of violent crime rank and property crime rank, with violent crime weighted four times higher.

  1. UCLA
  2. UC-Berkeley
  3. Duke
  4. Florida A&M
  5. Vanderbilt
  6. San Diego State
  7. New Mexico
  8. South Alabama
  9. LSU
  10. Georgia Tech
  11. Ball State
  12. Indiana State
  13. Cincinnati
  14. Southern Illinois
  15. MIT
  16. Northern Arizona
  17. New Mexico State
  18. Rutgers-Newark
  19. California State-Fresno


I'm going to send this to my son to make him even more paranoid about crime. A female student was already mugged outside his dorm last year. Interestingly, I don't see either USC or Tulane on the list, both schools where I would have thought crime would be a problem. --TS

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