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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Another crime list, another couple of Arkansas 'winners'

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM

The Daily Beast has done a roundup of what it calls America's 25 "most crime rattled" colleges. Two Arkansas campuses make the list — UCA and Arkansas State University. But, hey, the Arkansas schools were in good company, with the likes of Yale and Duke.

At the link, you'll find a full explanation of the per capita crime rate used in the comparison of 500 schools, with a selection of more serious crimes given weights in the formula — murder counts 20 times more than burglary, for example.

UCA's on-campus double slaying in 2008 was noted as part of its No. 5 ranking. The Criminal Incidents (2008-2010) were two murders, one robbery, six aggravated assaults, 107 burglaries and 12 car thefts on a campus of more than 11,000.

Arkansas State, with an enrollment of more than 13,000, made the list at No. 24 with 1 murder, two robberies, six aggravated assaults, 126 burglaries and eight car thefts in 2008-2010.

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