By Leslie Vargas and Garinder Clair

Oftentimes when people see a university has a high crime rate, it can turn off potential students and their parents away from visiting or making the campus their home. After all, a college campus and its surrounding neighborhoods will be the student’s home for the next four years.

While it can be nice to see a college campus with no reported crimes or incidents, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe, it could be a sign of lax reporting. Higher incidents of crime could mean the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.


Leslie Vargas

UIC' 23 | Comm Major | she/her

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