Sep 14, 2015 11:59 AM
Durham ranks No. 6 in safest college towns in U.S.
DURHAM – The town of Durham has ranked in the top 10 safest college towns in America, according to SafeWise.com.
The study examined the most recent FBI crime statistics available regarding the safety and security information in college towns.
SafeWise then combined FBI crime stats with safety-related programs and initiatives to create the 50 Safest College Towns in America for 2015.
Durham, the hometown of New Hampshire’s largest university, ranked No. 6.
According to the website, Durham’s Citizen Police Academy is one of the best programs for universities because it allows the community members to engage with the university in a fun and productive way.
SafeWise also noted Durham Police’s ability to reach out to marginalized groups that have “traditionally suffered from fraught relationships with law enforcement.”