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9 Sep 2015

Loughborough neighbourhoods are safest out of region's universities

Loughborough University is located in the safest neighbourhood out of all the universities in the East Midlands new data has found.

The Complete University Guide has revealed the safest and higher-risk university neighbourhoods for student-relevant crimes compiled from official police data.

Loughborough came out as the least crime-prone neighbourhood with the fewest number of incidents reported from May 2014 – April 2015.

At 21.55 incidents per 1,000 population, the East Midlands is just below the national average student-relevant crime rate and is significantly more crime-free than universities in the Greater London region (listed separately from the rest of England and Wales), where the rate is 32.53 per 1,000.

While the offences listed are the three advisedly most relevant to students, the figures relate to all victims, not just students. They are for the areas surrounding universities, not solely for university premises.

For more information, please visit: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

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Article reference number: September News

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.