September 19, 2016, by Michael Jennings

Nottingham students face lowest crime levels in the East Midlands

The University of Nottingham is the safest place to study in the East Midlands, according to new data released today by

Students at The University of Nottingham face the lowest crime levels in the East Midlands, ahead of neighbour universities Bishop Grosseteste University, Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent University and more. The results also show rates for crime at individual campuses rather than one result per each university – Nottingham accounts for six of the nine campuses with the lowest East Midlands crime level.

Melanie Futer, Off-Campus Student Affairs Manager, said: “We are delighted with these results, which reflect our continued commitment to work closely with Nottinghamshire Police to keep our students safe as they live and study in our city. The University runs a number of campaigns each year to raise awareness of the steps students can take to look after themselves and their possessions, and it is great to see that crime levels affecting our students are the lowest in the region.”

Compiled from official police data, ranking gives the most authoritative picture possible of the crime rates for the most common offences affecting students at almost 130 universities and other higher education institutions in England and Wales.

Universities are ranked on the cumulative rate of three offences – burglary, robbery and violence and sexual crimes – occurring over 12 months in areas where students live in term-time. While these offences are the three which most affect students, the figures themselves are based on all victims in the locality, not just students.

For 2016, revised its methodology so that comparisons with earlier years are not significant. They no longer relate to areas within three miles of the designated main campus, but are instead derived from the term-time addresses given by students themselves.

For more information about the rankings, visit You can also find out more about The University of Nottingham in the community by visiting the Off-Campus Affairs website, and following the team on Twitter and reading their blog.

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