Pullman Among the 2017 Safest College Towns in America

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Last Updated on Friday, 25 August 2017 14:31

Safewise.com ranked Pullman number 8 of the 30 safest college towns in America for 2017. See the award certificate here. Starting with the FBI’s most recent crime statistics from 2015, SafeWise security experts calculated the total number of crimes committed in each American city with at least one accredited, academic institution of higher learning. Next, Safewise weighed those numbers in relation to population numbers and other important factors. Finally, SafeWise identified relevant safety, security, and community outreach programs that help make each Safest College Town safer.

Touting Pullman's attributes, the Safewise sight said, "Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem is also home to the flagship campus Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to family values, sustainability, and a high quality of life. In academic year 2015–2016, more than 9,500 WSU students participated in community outreach, providing over 87,000 hours of civic service."