Winchester ranked in top 3 universities in England and Wales for low crime

21 Sep 2016
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Students at the University of Winchester experience some of the lowest levels of crime in England and Wales, according to (CUG), making Winchester one of the safest places for higher education study in the country.

Campus Crime Data 2016, compiled by CUG from official police data, places the University of Winchester third out of almost 130 universities and other higher education institutions ranked for the most common criminal offences affecting students.
Three crimes most relevant to students – burglary, robbery, and violence and sexual crimes – are considered. While these offences are the three of greatest relevant to students, the figures themselves are based on all victims in the locality, not just students.
The CUG crime score is calculated using the annual number of reported incidents (per 1,000 residents) in those neighbourhoods where students live during term-time between July 2015 and June 2016.
The University campus is located close to the centre of the Cathedral city, which since 2010 has held a Purple Flag – an international award which recognises cities that are enjoyable and safe for a night out.
The South East tops the regional ranking, where Winchester comes second in the table of 17 universities closely behind the University of York and University of Buckingham. In addition, rates of burglary (3.37) and of violence and sexual violence (22.21) are lowest in the South East.

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