In Washington University’s first reported hate crime in more than 10 years, a student assaulted a peer on Residential Life property due to sexual orientation bias. The assault was listed in the University’s crime statistics from 2011, released earlier this month under the Clery Act.
The issue St. Louis recently reclaimed its spot as the most dangerous city in the United States, according to CQ press. Every year, the discussion comes down to one essential question: Can crime rankings truly capture a representative portrait of a city?
Though Washington University undergraduates in general feel safe near campus, St. Louis is once again the nation’s most dangerous city, a national research group has found. The CQ Press report from Nov. 22 named the city America’s most dangerous for the second time in five years.
Burglaries on campus fell sharply and off-campus ones nearly doubled between 2008 to 2009, according to new statistics on crime at Washington University. The statistics, whose public release is mandated by the Clery Act of 1991, show four different categories of university crime levels over a three-year period.