As soon as I saw Prof Tomkin’s headline, I was reminded of something I wrote almost two years ago.
So, it’s not quite up-to-date but given the falling, or at worst, stabilising crime trend in Scotland, I feel sure it still stands.
From the Complete University Guide 2019, we can see that the overall fall in crime in Scotland in the last ten, or so, years is reflected in the relative safety of university campuses. Of particular interest is the level of crime (incidents per 1 000 residents) reported in Glasgow, lower than that in Edinburgh, less than half the level of England’s safest locations and less than a tenth of the least safe.
For Scotland’s 5 big university cities:
For Northern Ireland:
The 5 ‘safest’ English university cites:
The 5 least safe English university cities:
Pretty clear, I’d say. No need for a mayor to clean up Scottish cities?