March 2008 Reader's Digest: Campus Safety

<p>So, my parents unsuccessfully tried to hide the March 2008 RD from me until a later date as to not put a damper on my UF excitement.</p>

<p>Here's a link to their Campus Crime Ratings. UF is a miserable 234/286.
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<p>They cite a 2004 murder. I was unaware of this incident, but I guess it could be poorly publicized.</p>

<p>They also declined to participate in the survey, so I assume RD looked through police reports to gather information.</p>

<p>Would a student like to provide answers [as you are aware; obviously you won't know percentages but commentary works too] to this survey?:
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<p>I'm not trying to spread fear, because in all reality the numbers are low compared to the size of the student body, but I think it may be an interesting topic to discuss.</p>

<p>I really don't understand where they are coming from. When you relate the numbers to overall student population, UF is very low in the crime rate. I think RD might be a little biased with the recent "tasering" incident. Florida has also never recovered from the murders of long ago. That has left a permanent scar on the University of Florida it seems.</p>

<p>To be honest, the police are very good with responding to things. They have started really cracking down on underage drinking and fake IDs. That was a big issue recently.</p>

<p>The</a> Independent Florida Alligator: News - Study: UF's safety ranks low nationally</p>

<p>I found that. Quite reassuring.</p>

<p>Rest assured that UF is perfectly safe.</p>

<p>I fully agree with SSobick. UF is very safe.</p>