a Safe Campus and Community
Maps and Guides to School Safety in the United States
In the Safety lesson, you find numerous ways to avoid
and deal with crime in Canada and the United States.
One of the best ways is to avoid high-crime areas whenever possible.
Avoiding a crime-ridden
school gives you a tremendous "leg up" in personal safety. After, all you're going to spend most of your time there.
The link below shows you
the level of criminal activity at numerous U.S. universities and
Check out your prospective schools or
get the bad news about where you currently study.
Note that forcible
sex offences are very underreported in the United States. If you
note some activity at a school, there is probably more.
In fairness, expect universities
in cosmopolitan metropolitan areas to have more crime.
seek an urban learning experience in Canada or the U.S., you must
decide the level of personal safety risk that you wish
You must also take extra safety measures each day.
U.S. Department of Education
Post Secondary Education Security Statistics Website
This shows extensive crime information
for U.S. universities broken down by criminal offences, hate crimes,
Be sure to focus on violent activity. That is what
puts you in the hospital—or in a grave.
The data contains some surprises.
For example, the campus of the University of Southern California, located in a poor area
of South Central Los Angeles, offers a safer environment than
the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles across town.
Yet, UCLA adjoins Bel-Air, one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods
in the world.
Be sure to check Knowing how to be safe,
Dr. Voyageur's guide to
personal safety in Canada and the U.S.
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