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NYU campus crime reports are misleading

A report by Marc Beja and Adam Playford of Washington Square News (at New York University) brings to light issues with NYU's reporting of campus crime statistics.  Due to how the school defines campus addresses, only three of NYU's 21 undergraduate dorms qualify as on-campus.  "The tightly confined Clery map covers the buildings immediately around Washington Square Park, including many of NYU’s largest classroom buildings.  But of the residence halls, where the overwhelming majority of crimes occur, only Hayden, Goddard and Weinstein residence halls are included in the map."   A two-month investigation by WSN shows statistics are drastically skewed to make the university seem safer than it actually is because the majority of residence hall crimes are categorized as "non-campus" incidents.

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