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Report looks at colleges with highest violent crime rates

ABC News used data reported by the country's universities and analyzed reports of campus crime to determine which colleges had the highest reported violent crime rates. The analysis divided the schools into four categories — largest to smallest and were available from 2002 and 2003. "In the smallest category, schools with 2,100 students or fewer, Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, reported the highest violent crime rate, with 29 robberies and aggravated assaults in 2002 alone." The report found that forcible sexual assaults was the most common type of violent crime on campuses throughout the country. Among large schools, those with between 4,400 and 11,000 students, Texas Southern University in Houston topped the list, the only university on the list in a major city. (Editor's note: Other reporters can do similar stories using the same campus crime data. Contact the IRE and NICAR Database Library for more information: 573-884-7711 or jeff@ire.org.)

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