Crime in student cities and towns

The best and worst universities and colleges for student-relevant crime.

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Crime statistics – England and Wales (excluding London) 2015

University or College Burglary Robbery Violence & Sexual Offences Grand Total
Buckingham 3.32 0.05 5.21 8.58
Falmouth 2.36 0.00 8.98 11.34
Durham 4.10 0.10 8.09 12.30
Bucks New 3.37 0.35 9.13 12.84
Harper Adams 4.02 0.16 8.67 12.85
Bath Spa 3.62 0.23 9.46 13.32
Winchester 4.28 0.26 9.00 13.55
Aberystwyth 2.38 0.03 11.46 13.87
Edge Hill 5.87 0.30 8.22 14.38
Bath 4.16 0.31 11.47 15.94
Oxford 4.80 0.42 11.12 16.34
Oxford Brookes 4.80 0.44 11.81 17.05
Royal Holloway 5.13 0.23 11.83 17.18
Surrey 5.86 0.25 11.10 17.21
Reading 4.46 0.43 12.73 17.62
Sunderland 6.38 0.29 11.34 18.02
York St John 5.52 0.27 12.36 18.15
Bangor 3.10 0.21 14.86 18.17
Chichester 4.05 0.27 14.34 18.66
Royal Agricultural University 9.65 0.25 8.94 18.85
York 5.73 0.29 12.90 18.91
Loughborough 8.43 0.42 10.13 18.97
Trinity Saint David 3.59 0.04 16.07 19.70
Chester 7.39 0.28 12.30 19.97
Hertfordshire 6.58 0.46 12.98 20.02
St Mark and St John 3.81 0.26 16.60 20.67
Exeter 4.77 0.30 15.61 20.68
Warwick 7.52 1.17 12.14 20.82
Anglia Ruskin 6.90 0.44 13.77 21.11
Gloucestershire 10.58 0.61 10.15 21.34
Lincoln 8.93 0.32 12.11 21.37
Portsmouth 6.76 0.41 14.23 21.40
Cambridge 7.02 0.49 14.03 21.54
Newman 7.42 1.70 12.82 21.94
Keele 4.41 0.32 17.31 22.04
Huddersfield 8.16 0.66 13.41 22.23
Newcastle 6.81 0.67 15.11 22.59
Lancaster 8.53 0.19 13.90 22.62
Kent 6.71 0.31 15.66 22.68
Arts University Bournemouth 7.96 0.34 14.43 22.73
Bournemouth 7.96 0.34 14.43 22.73
West of England, Bristol 8.34 0.87 13.52 22.73
Sussex 5.20 0.59 17.18 22.98
Northumbria 6.84 0.70 15.52 23.06
South Wales 6.31 0.13 16.77 23.22
Central Lancashire 7.50 0.58 15.38 23.46
Worcester 5.96 0.53 17.02 23.51
Leeds Trinity University 11.29 0.63 11.60 23.52
Coventry 8.57 1.33 14.03 23.93
Sheffield Hallam 9.86 1.21 12.99 24.06
Sheffield 9.85 1.21 13.01 24.07
Nottingham Trent 8.47 1.10 14.55 24.12
Southampton Solent 9.09 0.82 14.24 24.14
Southampton 8.95 0.84 14.39 24.18
Bishop Grosseteste 10.05 0.38 13.90 24.33
Cumbria 5.05 0.34 19.17 24.56
Canterbury Christ Church 7.02 0.39 17.75 25.16
University Campus Suffolk 6.84 0.52 18.08 25.44
Norwich University of the Arts 4.38 0.32 20.82 25.52
University for the Creative Arts 6.67 0.43 18.86 25.96
Leicester 8.96 1.08 16.07 26.11
Wolverhampton 8.89 1.52 16.02 26.42
Swansea 7.28 0.36 19.13 26.78
Liverpool Hope 8.91 1.09 16.82 26.81
De Montfort 9.41 1.11 16.38 26.90
East Anglia 4.86 0.37 21.86 27.09
Brighton 5.72 0.66 20.78 27.15
Plymouth 5.10 0.42 21.80 27.33
Bolton 9.16 0.74 17.78 27.68
Essex 7.65 0.49 20.92 29.05
Bedfordshire 9.99 1.25 18.08 29.32
Birmingham 8.15 3.14 18.13 29.42
University College Birmingham 8.08 3.15 18.34 29.57
Derby 10.97 1.26 17.45 29.67
Birmingham City 8.16 3.04 18.57 29.78
Bristol 9.68 1.20 18.95 29.82
Cardiff 9.13 0.53 20.23 29.89
Aston 8.13 3.11 18.78 30.02
Cardiff Metropolitan 9.44 0.56 20.16 30.16
Hull 11.34 0.67 18.59 30.60
Bradford 12.90 1.12 16.60 30.63
Staffordshire 6.25 0.92 23.89 31.06
Nottingham 9.46 1.72 20.21 31.39
Teesside 11.08 0.95 21.27 33.30
Liverpool 10.05 1.33 22.17 33.54
Liverpool John Moores 10.18 1.36 22.64 34.18
Glyndŵr 12.37 0.38 22.13 34.88
Leeds Beckett 14.28 1.35 19.53 35.15
Leeds 14.52 1.39 20.02 35.93
Northampton 10.22 1.39 25.33 36.95
Manchester 13.62 3.08 22.43 39.13
Salford 12.60 3.09 23.44 39.14
Manchester Metropolitan 13.53 3.15 22.83 39.50
Royal Northern College of Music 13.68 3.18 23.11 39.96

Crime statistics – London 2015

University or College Burglary Robbery Violence &
Sexual Offences
Grand Total
Kingston 7.51 0.81 13.46 21.77
St Mary's 6.90 1.02 17.22 25.14
Roehampton 8.40 1.28 16.36 26.04
Middlesex 9.52 2.04 17.06 28.63
St George's, University of London 8.59 2.01 19.13 29.74
West London 8.14 1.89 20.76 30.78
Brunel 8.85 1.59 22.96 33.40
East London 7.21 3.23 24.26 34.70
Goldsmiths 8.37 3.26 23.70 35.34
Greenwich 7.98 3.28 24.67 35.94
Heythrop College 11.06 3.77 25.90 40.73
Queen Mary 9.25 4.31 27.31 40.87
Imperial College London 11.40 4.18 27.38 42.96
Royal College of Music 11.29 4.20 27.50 42.99
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 12.03 4.33 27.14 43.49
Royal Veterinary College 12.23 4.85 28.72 45.80
Westminster 11.62 4.98 29.49 46.08
London Metropolitan 11.66 5.08 29.61 46.34
University of the Arts London 11.33 5.16 30.01 46.51
SOAS 11.70 5.15 29.83 46.68
Royal Academy of Music 11.73 5.18 29.80 46.71
London South Bank 10.59 5.22 30.97 46.78
London School of Economics 11.27 5.26 30.32 46.84
City 11.30 5.23 30.42 46.95
Birkbeck 11.72 5.22 30.00 46.95
University College London 11.76 5.23 30.07 47.07
Courtauld Institute of Art 11.25 5.25 30.78 47.28
King's College London 10.96 5.31 31.38 47.65

 Notes

The police.uk definitions of the three selected crimes are:

Updated September 2015.

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