EWU Ranked Safest State University in Washington
Eastern Washington University has achieved the highest campus safety rating
among state colleges and universities, according to a website that
compiles college information. EWU moves up to the top spot after being
ranked number two last year by StateUniversity.com. The rankings are
based on incidents of campus crime as reported by campus safety
As part of its second annual Safest Schools ranking,
StateUniversity.com analyzed crime statistics for 450 colleges and
universities nationwide, and assigned a safety rating to each school.
Safety ratings are determined based on the number of occurrences of
aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft/larceny, motor vehicle
theft, forcible rape, and murder on campus, and then are weighed based
on the probability of each incident happening to each student since
naturally larger campuses would be expected to have a higher number of
total incidents. Violent crime is given more weight in the ranking
system, and has a greater effect on the safety rating than non-violent
crime such as theft.
You can view the 2012 Safest Schools rankings here.
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