NH college named safest school in U.S. by national security council website
DURHAM — The more than 15,000 students at the University of New Hampshire can rest easy tonight knowing their campus has been ranked as the safest school in the U.S. by Alarms.org.
Using crime statistics from the FBI and the National Center for Education, Alarms.com completed a study on the Top 100 safest schools in the U.S. based on off- and on-campus crime rates.
According to the study, UNH had the lowest numbers of local crime incidents, on-campus violent crimes, drug-related charges, and crimes against women. After weight the various statistics, the top New Hampshire public university turned out to be the best place in the country to stay safe on campus.
The top three schools were rounded out by Brigham Young University in Idaho, run by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, and Oakland University in Michigan.
Another school just across the border, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, made No. 4.
UNH was the only New Hampshire school to make the list.
Alarms.org is the website of the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association.