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Crime is down among college students

December 8, 2003

Valdosta - Good news for college students - you're less likely to be the victim of a violent crime than others in your age bracket.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics says 68 of every 1,000 college students were victimized, compared to 82 of every 1,000 non students in the same age bracket.

Valdosta State University Police Chief Scott Doner credits the statistics to tight campus security. "We're out patrolling the campus and enforcing the laws, and we make students aware of the dangers that are out there so they can protect themselves better," said Doner.

V.S.U has 21 officers who patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 posted at 2:30 by ashley.harper@walb.com