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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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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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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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