Keele Ranks Highly for Campus Safety

Posted on 19 September 2016

The Complete University Guide has released new data on crime likely to affect students in the West Midlands, with Keele University revealed as the third safest campus in the region.

The table is compiled from official police data, giving an overview of the crime rates for the most common offences affecting students at almost 130 universities and other higher education institutions in England and Wales.

Nationally, Keele was ranked 25th and regionally 3rd, with only Harper Adams and Warwick University scoring lower in the region for crime rates.

Overall the West Midlands region was only behind the South East and the South West in the ranking of the safest regions. has taken professional advice on the crimes most relevant to students. It uses three offences: burglary, robbery and violence and sexual crimes. Universties are then ranked on the cumulative rate of all three crimes occurring over 12 months in those areas where students live in term-time. While these offences are the three of greatest relevance to students, the figures themselves are based on all victims in the locality, not just students.

The full table and report can be found on the Complete University Guide website here