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The 14 Most Dangerous Colleges In America
Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2011 | Leah Goldman and Gus Lubin

Posted on 01/26/2011 12:41:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind

When it comes to choosing a college, there are a lot of factors to weigh: athletics, social scene, and of course safety. From a parent's point of view, the safety comes high on the list.

Using data from the FBI's Crime in the United States reports, specifically for crimes on university and college campuses, we compiled a ranking of the most dangerous colleges campuses in the country.

Certain elite colleges make the list, including MIT, Duke and Amherst -- a reminder that quality of students bears little on the neighbood.

Methodology: We used FBI data from 2005 to 2009. Schools were ranked by violent crime rate and property crime rate (weighted 4:1). Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson. See last slide for further discussion.

Click here to see the dangerous schools >

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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: colleges; dangreous
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1 posted on 01/26/2011 12:41:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m a little surprised to see Duke on that list.


2 posted on 01/26/2011 12:43:59 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: camerongood210

Not if you’ve ever been to Durham!


3 posted on 01/26/2011 12:44:57 PM PST by Littlejon
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmmm. Wonder what they have in common...


4 posted on 01/26/2011 12:45:36 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: camerongood210; abb; Littlejon

>>I’m a little surprised to see Duke on that list.

I’m not. Did you not follow the whole Duke Lacrosse debacle? It gave quite an insight into the populace, police force, and justice system in Durham. It wasn’t pretty.


5 posted on 01/26/2011 12:47:46 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: camerongood210
Well, maybe they used reported crimes and, well, at Duke, reported crimes may not necessarily be actual crimes...
6 posted on 01/26/2011 12:48:10 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So all of these colleges are either in (1)densely populated east coast liberal enclaves, (2)close proximity to large numbers of blacks, (3)in the case of Trinity close proximity to large numbers of hispanics, many of whom are undoubtedly illegal.

Again, unsurprising.


7 posted on 01/26/2011 12:50:54 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t believe that U of H or UCLA isn’t on there.


8 posted on 01/26/2011 12:52:12 PM PST by grapeape (Blitzshield.com - making football safer)
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To: camerongood210
"I’m a little surprised to see Duke on that list."

Why's that? The entire lacrosse team got lynched in 2006.

9 posted on 01/26/2011 12:52:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: camerongood210
I’m a little surprised to see Duke on that list.

Maybe they included false rape accusations in their stats (but probably not).

10 posted on 01/26/2011 12:53:28 PM PST by Will88
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To: NonValueAdded; del4hope; MamaB; LowOiL; Jemian; LBKQ; lysie; EmilyGeiger; dfwgator; p. henry; ...

Auburn is NOT on the list. NOT!!!

I was afraid we might have made it with the Lauren Burke murder a number of years ago. That crime, however, was not committed by an Auburn student.


11 posted on 01/26/2011 12:54:09 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle! We are the champions!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh c’mon! 14? How shady is that?
No way does Temple not make that list. I mean Duke? 11? In a WHOLE YEAR?!?!?!
My fraternity alone easily counted for one a month.

Pikers.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 12:55:33 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SeekAndFind

The colleges are all in cities with large black populations near the campuses.

I’m surprised not to see Yale on the list since it’s right smack in the middle of the mini-ghetto known as New Haven, CT.


13 posted on 01/26/2011 12:57:22 PM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: Owl_Eagle

My daughter-in-law went to Penn for one semester and transferred because the area was so sketchy. Her dad warned her but at 18 she knew better.


14 posted on 01/26/2011 12:58:43 PM PST by surrey
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To: Owl_Eagle

I wonder if SUICIDES are considered part of their “dangerous” criteria.

New York University has had one student suicide a year every year for 9 straight years. They even have a documentary looking at this phenonmenon entitled : THE NYU SUICIDES.

See here :

https://www.createspace.com/222431


15 posted on 01/26/2011 1:00:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: surrey

RE: My daughter-in-law went to Penn for one semester and transferred because the area was so sketchy

Which Penn is that ? UPenn or Penn State ?


16 posted on 01/26/2011 1:01:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If someone refers to “Penn” as a place of higher learning, there’s a 99.9999% chance they mean University of Pennsylvania, and not Penn State University.


17 posted on 01/26/2011 1:11:43 PM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Bon mots
The colleges are all in cities with large black populations near the campuses.

Really? The residents of Amherst (Amherst College) and South Hadley (Mt. Holyoke) will find that to be quite a revelation. Perhaps blacks are driving 25 miles from Springfield, but I doubt it.

18 posted on 01/26/2011 1:16:06 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: camerongood210

You haven’t been there, have you?


19 posted on 01/26/2011 1:16:28 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." --Flannery O'Connor)
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To: Lou L

I have two kids going to Penn State. Of course they also attended public skool so what do they know.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 1:20:27 PM PST by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

These stats are skewed, because naturally a small college will look worse on a crime:student population ratio. UMASS is in Amherst as well, but doesn’t show up here. Why? Because the ratio is lower with 27,000 students.
Same with Ohio State and the University of Cincinnati; both are in high crime urban areas.


21 posted on 01/26/2011 1:21:33 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: SeekAndFind

These stats are skewed, because naturally a small college will look worse on a crime:student population ratio. UMASS is in Amherst as well, but doesn’t show up here. Why? Because the ratio is lower with 27,000 students.
Same with Ohio State and the University of Cincinnati; both are in high crime urban areas.


22 posted on 01/26/2011 1:22:27 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: SeekAndFind

MIT. Super Nerds as bait. ( Bright bait, but bait never the less )


23 posted on 01/26/2011 1:23:33 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: Little Ray
Hmmmm. Wonder what they have in common...

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Clark, South Carolina State University, Morehouse, Cheyney, Savannah State, Benedict...

I'm seeing a lot of "historically black" colleges here on the list. Methinks, the list maker was throwing out some bones to make those schools feel like they're good at something besides "steppin'".

24 posted on 01/26/2011 1:45:52 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark.


25 posted on 01/26/2011 1:52:20 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Leisler

Interesting. My college-aged son worked in Cambridge over the summer and he didn’t think it was “crimey”.


26 posted on 01/26/2011 1:56:12 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." --Flannery O'Connor)
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To: SeekAndFind

The list:

14. MIT
13. Univ. of Maryland-Eastern Shore
12. Trinity U.
11. Mt. Holyoke
10. Amherst
9. Vanderbilt
8. Duke
7. Clark Atlanta U.
6. South Carolina State
5. Morehouse
4. New College of Fla.
3. Cheyney U.
2. Savannah State
1. Benedict College


27 posted on 01/26/2011 2:00:33 PM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: camerongood210
I’m a little surprised to see Duke on that list.

Go to Durham sometime, and you'll see why.

Imagine 15,000 rich little lily white and Asian students surrounded by about 30 square miles of ghetto.

28 posted on 01/26/2011 2:01:59 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking of sketchy neighborhoods, Drexel.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 2:08:08 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

RE: Imagine 15,000 rich little lily white and Asian students surrounded by about 30 square miles of ghetto.


Hmmmm... that could describe a lot of universities in the USA.

Try going to Yale University in New Haven or the University of Chicago in the south side of Chicago.

It would be as if somebody planted an oasis in the middle of a decaying wasteland.


30 posted on 01/26/2011 2:08:09 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

It isn’t. It’s on the other side of the Charles river. Maybe MIT police report everything unlike some schools which bury everything. I would think there would be a fair amount of laptops, IPhones stolen, stuff like that.


31 posted on 01/26/2011 2:14:57 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Try going to Yale University in New Haven or the University of Chicago in the south side of Chicago.


I was at Chicago for one year in 1973. It was as bad as you suggest - except it was worse. Seriously.


32 posted on 01/26/2011 2:18:54 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Jemian
Auburn is NOT on the list... I was afraid we might have made it with the Lauren Burke murder a number of years ago. That crime, however, was not committed by an Auburn student.

I was robbed twice in Auburn during my time there. Once they actually caught the culprit a few days later. A young African-American had broke into my car and stole my stereo system and cassettes. He was 16 (juvenile) and agreed to repay me over time (20 dollars a week for XXX weeks). He paid one week and stopped and I had to sue him in small claims court for the final amount (his parents paid it).

Auburn is not immune to crime unfortunately.

33 posted on 01/26/2011 2:25:56 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: camerongood210

Why. If the innocent students can get charged with rape and the Professors try to hang them, why do you think it would be safe to send your kid to Duke.


34 posted on 01/26/2011 2:26:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: LowOiL

No, it isn’t. But I don’t think it is any worse than most.


35 posted on 01/26/2011 2:29:26 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle! We are the champions!)
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To: Fresh Wind

“Historically Black Colleges”...as pointed out in Wiki

7. Clark Atlanta U.
6. South Carolina State
5. Morehouse
3. Cheyney U.
2. Savannah State
1. Benedict College


36 posted on 01/26/2011 2:31:53 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: SeekAndFind
I went, um, attended an event at Yale about 20 years ago. I was
shocked at how poorly the old buildings were maintained.

At MIT, they deliberately go for the decrepit look. At least until the
building starts to leak.

37 posted on 01/26/2011 2:35:12 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Throw in New Jersey Institute of Technology (formerly Newark College of Engineering) and the adjacent Rutgers Newark campus as well.


38 posted on 01/26/2011 2:47:01 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: Fresh Wind
14. MIT (Cambridge? - unless it's on Somerville border.)

13. Univ. of Maryland-Eastern Shore - Don't know anything about Princess Anne, Maryland.

12. Trinity U. - San Antonio

11. Mt. Holyoke - South Hadley, known for bullying and near Springfield MA

10. Amherst - Same area as South Hadley.

9. Vanderbilt - Nashville?

8. Duke - Durham. Not surprised.

7. Clark Atlanta U. - I assume South Atlanta.

6. South Carolina State - Not familiar with Orangeburg

5. Morehouse - Atlanta again

4. New College of Fla. - Didn't think Sarasota was that rough.

3. Cheyney U. - Philly burbs.

2. Savannah State - Savannah has some rough areas.

1. Benedict College - Columbia has some rough areas.

Some surprise me. Some don't. I figured Southern Cal would make the list.

39 posted on 01/26/2011 2:52:34 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mount Holyoke College had its highest crime rate in 2006 when there were seven forcible rapes.

Terrible if true, but it sounds incredibly high for a small college. Since this is a women's college, and presumably feminist politics are pretty strong there, I wonder if perhaps something unique about their definition of rape enters into this statistic.

40 posted on 01/26/2011 2:54:29 PM PST by wideminded
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. The thing that jumped out at me was there were no West Coast schools and only 1 west of the Mississippi (Texas). Wonder why that is especially with USC in a pretty bad LA neighborhood.

Good to see the UofWashington not on the list as my son is starting there this fall on a baseball scholarship.


41 posted on 01/26/2011 3:04:33 PM PST by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: Jemian

Well - I am so happy for that - I will have 2 there next year (Lord willing)..... I was surprised that Ga. Tech was not on that list. Every week (it seems) there is a report of a Tech student being robbed, car-jacked, etc. They seem to have a very hard time keeping crime at bay in the heart of Atlanta. I see several other Atlanta colleges did make it though :(

How is your back?


42 posted on 01/26/2011 3:11:50 PM PST by Momto2 (Love my Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!!!)
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To: Momto2

The back is back to normal-for-me. I’m beginning to do some back strengthening exercises. I’m also checking in to see if Health Plus Sports whatever has month-to-month affordable programs. I meant to check on that today but I forgot.


43 posted on 01/26/2011 3:15:35 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle! We are the champions!)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’m surprised Temple (Philadumpia) wasn’t on the list. That’s in a tough neighborhood.


44 posted on 01/26/2011 3:15:54 PM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably the University of Memphis was left out because the researcher that was sent there was killed.


45 posted on 01/26/2011 3:25:52 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

Isn’t USC in a dangerous part of Los Angeles?


46 posted on 01/26/2011 3:27:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

How is MIT on the list and not Harvard? They are fewer than 2 miles apart, down Mass. Avenue in Cambridge. Having spent some time traversing at night between them, I would have been grateful to be in possession (back then) of even one of the firearms I own now.


47 posted on 01/26/2011 3:33:50 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Harvard grads wait until they graduate and get into government to become crooks.


48 posted on 01/26/2011 3:37:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

TSU Nashville has to be on there..

Jackson State too..

Tulane-——Loyola New Orleans?

Rutgers?


49 posted on 01/26/2011 3:38:44 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: SeekAndFind

upon reflection this is a BS survey


50 posted on 01/26/2011 3:40:48 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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