IU Southeast ranked fourth safest university in the nation

21st September 2010

NEW ALBANY, IN (Sept. 14, 2010) – Indiana University Southeast is the fourth safest college in the country, according to the second-annual campus safety rankings released today from The Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast, a popular news and culture website, ranked the 458 largest schools in the country with on-campus housing to determine the 50 Safest and 50 Most Dangerous.

To determine placement, the website looked at crime statistics from 2006-2008 and weighted nine types of criminal incidents. The results were then divided by enrollment for an accurate comparison. The data reflects only those incidents reported to campus or local police, not convictions.

IU Southeast reported only five burglaries during the dates researched, and no incidents in the remaining categories (murder, negligent homicide, forcible rape, non-forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, car theft, arson).

“Our campus police department works extremely hard to ensure the safety and security of all members of our campus community,” said IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles. “We have long known IU Southeast as a safe campus and are pleased to be recognized as one of the 50 Safest Colleges in the nation,”

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