Kent State University ranks as one of the safest campuses in the country, according to a national group.

Kent State ranks 11th nationwide and No. 1 in Ohio on a list compiled by the Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association, using data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics.

Ohio University ranked 21st in the list of the 100 Safest Colleges in America, while Bowling Green came in at No. 27. Miami University of Ohio ranked 37th.

The University of Akron and Ohio State University are among four-year institutions in Ohio that didn’t make the top 100 list.

The University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., was ranked as the safest campus in the country and Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho, ranked second.

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mich., ranked third.

The council for Home Safety and Security looked at crime data for more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities. The data includes violent and non-violent crimes, such as liquor law and drug abuse violations.

The study included only schools with enrollment of more than 15,000 students.

The entire list along with the methodology used in the ranking is available at http://bit.ly/2xuORx5

Dean Tondiglia, Kent State’s police chief and director of public safety, said in a prepared statement that student involvement in crime prevention programs, awareness campaigns, safety walks and safety reviews of the campus are designed to help identify safety issues before they become bigger problems.

A law passed after the 1986 murder of 19-year-old Jeanne Clery of Pennsylvania requires campuses to report crimes that occurred on campuses on an annual basis.

Clery was raped and killed by a fellow Lehigh University student on the Bethlehem, Pa., campus. Clery’s parents later discovered that several dozen violent crimes had not been made public in the three years before their daughter was murdered.

The federal law required campuses to report crimes that occurred on or near campuses on an annual basis.

Kent State crime data is available at http://bit.ly/2gmswxQ and University of Akron data at www.uakron.edu/safety/annual-safety-report.

Members of the Council for Home Safety and Security are alarm installers, contractors and related industry groups.

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