UMD is being called the safest campus in Minnesota by YourLocalSecurity.com.
The announcement was made on July 19, 2021, and the decision was made using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report.
“Our officers and staff work hard every day to contribute to the safety and security of our community,” says UMD Police Chief Sean Huls. “We are proud and grateful for this recognition, which reflects the dedication of all campus safety partners as we strive to make UMD a secure, welcoming place to learn, enlighten, and live.”
YourLocalSecurity.com evaluated the safety of a college campus based on a combination of these factors:
- Violent crimes per 10,000 people
- Property crimes per 10,000 people
- Hate crimes per 10,000 people
- Number of Violence Against Women Act offenses per 10,000 people
Huls says his officers appreciate the recognition, while sharing the honor with UMD students, employees, and neighbors. “In addition to my department, this community makes important contributions to our campus safety everyday.”
This is the fifth consecutive year that YourLocalSecurity.com has researched the safety of college campuses across the country.