One in 50 Birmingham students are victims of crime

It’s still lower than Aston

One in 50 students at University of Birmingham will be victim of violent and sexual crime according to new statistics.

The Complete University Guide took the number of crimes reported from July 2015 to June 2016 per one thousand residents within student areas. These crimes include burglary, robbery and violence and sexual offences.

They found the University of Birmingham had a total score of 4.4 per cent for all crimes reported. Almost two per cent of people are likely to be a victim of violence and sexual offences, whilst burglary and robbery rates are at one per cent.

 Birmingham students are two per cent less likely to be a victim of total crime and violence and sexual offences than Aston students.

Last year, nearly half of Birmingham girls admitted they had been sexually assaulted with eight per cent happening in Freshers’ Week.

These statistics are based on all residents and not just students, the results are taken within wards or electoral divisions weighted by student population.