Once famous as a hotbed of dangerous political thought and fashion statements, now UC Berkeley is just plain dangerous, or so says Business Insider. The news site ranked colleges in the U.S. based on the FBI’s Unified Crime Report. And the result? UC Berkeley is the third most dangerous college in America. Oh dear.
"We averaged FBI crime data per capita from 2008 to 2011 for schools with enrollment over 10,000. Schools were ranked based on a combination of the violent crime rank and property crime rank (weighted 4:1)," reports Business Insider.
"Violent crimes include murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson." While violent crime "dropped to 32 incidents in 2011," property crime increased to a hefty 1,011 last year.
Earlier this year, Cal released their annual crime report, which boasted an massive increase in the number of sexual offenses in 2011, which, as the Daily Cal notes, were "mostly attributed to a former University Health Services doctor who was charged with 19 counts of sex crimes against former patients."
Rounding out the top three were New Mexico State University (#2) and UCLA (#1).