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Newton, Massachusetts Ranked Seventh Safest College Town in America

August 29, 2018

2018 Safest College Towns in America safewiseSafewise.com has released a list of the 50 safest college towns in America and Newton, Massachusetts ranks seventh.

Newton has been home to Lasell College since it was established more than 165 years ago.  

Safewise determined a college town "safe" by zeroing in on violent crimes per 1,000 people for each city.  

With a population of just under 90,000 Newton has been committed to public safety through expansion of police presence, the addition of new officers and improved training and professional development for both police officers and firefighters.  

To be eligible for this list, cities needed to exceed 15,000 residents and be home to at least one accredited college that offers a four-year degree.  

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