Considering that in the early-1990s the Federal government, through the US Department of Education, requires over 6000 schools and universities to publish a yearly report demonstrating their campus safety policies and three decades of selected crime figures associated with this university or college.

US Department of Education collects this information and makes it accessible on internet sites and in printed reports. You can see the information for any specific institution that's required to document. You can check a smart, data-driven approach to retention.

This really is an impressive group of information however, it begs the question of whether it really means anything. It is hard or impossible to prove a negative but you must wonder whether the countless man-hours which were spent in gathering, compiling, and reporting that information has made one school student, anyplace, safer.

Crimes happen in large cities, small towns, and cities and cities everywhere across the world. It shouldn't surprise anyone to learn then crimes also happen on school campuses in large cities, small towns, and cities and cities throughout the world. 

The most important thing is that if you're worried about security on campus, possibly for a college that you're considering attending, or a college which you attend, forget the numbers, do your own analysis, also use your common sense.

Maintain your living room or your apartment door locked when you're outside and when you're inside. Besides bicycle theft intrusion appears to be the most frequent campus offense.

The very same principles that apply to urban roads apply to urban school campuses and to the rustic rural school campuses. Walk-in darkened areas and at a class whenever and wherever it's possible. Always be conscious of your environment.