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December 3, 2012 - 1:03am

#Michlinks: Should colleges be ranked based on crime statistics?

BY ADAM RUBENFIRE

#Michlinks is The Michigan Daily’s citizen journalism tool that compiles reporting about Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. If you find an interesting piece about the city of Ann Arbor, college life or the University, send a tweet with the hashtag #Michlinks for a chance to be published on our website.

Scott Jaschik of Inside HigherEd examines whether it is a good idea to make lists of the "Most Dangerous Colleges" in the U.S. His article reflects upon a controversial list by Business Insider that was contested by many universities listed. Jaschik interviews several experts that say, whether Clery Act data or data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation is used, no top 20 list will effectively represent the crime rates at America's universities.


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