How safe are International Students in England and Wales?

the gathered statistics for the Complete University Guide (CUG) Survey using data from the Police Departments of England and Wales, as well as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the United Kingdom. It’s the sum of the three most prevalent student crimes (burglary, robbery, and violence and sex offenses) per 1000 residents (including students and non-students) living within a three-mile radius of the institution. the gathered statistics for the Complete University Guide (CUG) Survey using data from the Police Departments of England and Wales, as well as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the United Kingdom. It’s the sum of the three most prevalent student crimes (burglary, robbery, and violence and sex offenses) per 1000 residents (including students and non-students) living within a three-mile radius of the institution. The Complete University Guide (CUG) Survey’s figures are based on official data released by the Police Departments of England and Wales, as well as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the United Kingdom. It’s the sum of the three most prevalent student crimes (burglary, robbery, and violence and sex offenses) per 1000 residents (including students and non-students) living within a three-mile radius of the institution. This information, however, excludes crime experienced by short-term visitors and commuters. University Locations That Are Student Crime Hotspots The following rankings hint at higher crime rates around universities in big cities. According to the data, students enrolled at universities in the North West, Yorkshire, and Humberside (had to face) the highest number of criminal activities. 1. University of Bradford 2. Teesside University 3. Southampton Solent University 4. Lincoln University 5. Leeds Arts University 6. University of Manchester 7. University of Leeds 8. Royal Northern College of Music 9. University of Northampton 10. Leeds Beckett University Universities with the Safest Study Locations On the other hand, universities that are located in rural cities or towns had remained at the least risk of occurrence of student crimes as signified by the rankings that follow:   1. Harper Adams University 2. Falmouth University 3. Royal Agricultural University 4. University of York 5. University of Buckingham 6. University of Bath 7. Royal Holloway, University of London 8. University of Warwick 9. University of Surrey 10. Oxford Brookes University How do universities in London ranked on the Crime Rate Table? Since London single-handedly contributes to a significant proportion of the student crimes in England so particularly, its criminality statistics are discussed in segregation. The top five London universities with the lowest crime rates include; 1. Rose Bruford College 2. St Mary’s University, Twickenham 3. St George’s, University of London 4. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 5. Kingston University The top five London universities with the highest crime rates include; 1. Courtauld Institute of Art 2. London School of Economics 3. UCL (University College London) 4. King’s College London 5. SOAS University of London How to Stay Safe On- and Off-Campus? On-and off-campus security is one of the prime importance for both students and the institution. Albeit university locations with low crime rates tend to be of higher preference from the perspective of international students; in addition to the fact that they are still at potential risk of criminal events nonetheless persists. Also, just because a university is located in an area highly susceptible to the student crimes doesn’t mean one should completely rule it out from their list of options. This is where the art of staying safe barges in. Here are quick tips to follow during your educational stay on-/off-campus: · Know your on-campus security options Knowing your on-campus security options is vital. Make sure you know which taxi services can help you commute on the weekend, whether there are escorts to help you walk across campus at night, and foremost thing is to get the campus emergency helpline number. Make sure you know your ways in, out and within the campus, and in case you don’t, always take a friend or two along.   · Lock up adequately: apartment doors, car doors, dorm doors Ensure that your place of stay is securely locked, no windows are left open, blinds and curtains are drawn, your valuables are in a safe place, and let no outsiders in unless you are sure about their arrival or you recognize them. Remember, you can always request your university management to install additional safety measures such as padlocks, extra locks, laptop locks, or contact sensors to exposed valuables.   · Ensure night safety When off-campus during dark hours, make sure you know where you’re heading, learn your routes, and always park at a well-lit area. Avoid walking alone, request university-run night transport for safe commute, or avail free night bus services from college events arranged by student unions.   · Stay social media alert Social media can be a leading doorway to student crimes. Hackers, scammers, and stalkers can gain possible information concerning your whereabouts while you are checking in at a five-star eatery. To avoid this, customize your post privacy, turn off your phone’s location services, always keep your social media accounts logged out when not in use, and avoid publicly announcing your residential check-outs. References 1. Best and worst university locations for crime – The Uni Guide 2. Crime rates in university towns and cities (thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk) 3. 9 Ways to Keep Safe on Your College Campus | SafeWise 4. 10 Ways to Stay Safe on Campus in 2021 | Safety.com 5. Safety on Campus – University Language Services