Brookings, South Dakota Ranked Safest College Town in America

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According to SafeWise, Brookings, SD is the safest college town in the United States for 2015. Earlier this year SafeWise ranked Brookings at No. 12 on their 'Top-100 Safest Cities' list.

In creating this list, SafeWise 'evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics available.' The statistics were then grouped together with research focusing on programs that are related to safety.

50 Safest College Towns in America

  1. Brookings, South Dakota
  2. Charleston, Illinois
  3. Rexburg, Idaho
  4. Elon, North Carolina
  5. Canyon, Texas
  6. Durham, New Hampshire
  7. Highland Heights, Kentucky
  8. Amherst, Massachusetts
  9. Princeton, New Jersey
  10. Pullman, Washington
  11. Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
  12. Blacksburg, Virginia
  13. Cedar Falls, Iowa
  14. Williamsburg, Virginia
  15. Northfield, Minnesota
  16. Bristol, Rhode Island
  17. Clarion, Pennsylvania
  18. Irvine, California
  19. Winona, Minnesota
  20. Houghton, Michigan
  21. Marquette, Michigan
  22. Millersville, Pennsylvania
  23. Montclair, New Jersey
  24. Kennesaw, Georgia
  25. Edwardsville, Illinois
  26. Hanover, New Hampshire
  27. Waltham, Massachusetts
  28. Medford, Massachusetts
  29. California, Massachusetts
  30. Orono, Maine
  31. Athens, Ohio
  32. Maryville, Missouri
  33. Logan, Utah
  34. Orange, California
  35. San Marcos, California
  36. Westfield, Massachusetts
  37. West Lafayette, Indiana
  38. East Lansing, Michigan
  39. Whitewater, Wisconsin
  40. Boone, North Carolina
  41. Fairfield, Connecticut
  42. Edmond, Oklahoma
  43. New Rochelle, New York
  44. Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  45. Rohnert Park, California
  46. Big Rapids, Michigan
  47. Cortland, New York
  48. River Falls, Wisconsin
  49. Laramie, Wyoming
  50. South Orange, New Jersey

For more information on this study, click here.

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