SafeWise released its 3rd annual “Safest College Towns in America” on August 20th in anticipation of the new semester starting for college students, with Tiffin ranked at #18 in the top 50. To compile this report, SafeWise safety experts analyzed the FBI's most recent crime statistics from 2016 to calculate the total number of violent crimes committed in American college towns. To be in the running, cities needed to exceed 15,000 residents and be home to an accredited college that offered four-year degrees. Towns with for-profit institutions, technical and vocational schools, community colleges, seminaries, field-specific institutions, and schools that only offer two-year degrees were excluded. See the full report, here: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-college-towns-america/ Ohio highlights:
- Two of the safest college towns are in Ohio. Tiffin ranked at #18 and Ashland at #30.
- All of the cities in the top 50 are at least three points below the national rate of violent crimes per 1,000 people, which is 4.64.