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SD State U adds 12,000 to the city of Brookings' 23,000 population.
SD State U adds 12,000 to the city of Brookings' 23,000 population.
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September 11, 2015

Brookings Named Nation's Safest College Town

The home of the Jackrabbits is the nation's safest college town, reports KDLT News. Brookings, home to South Dakota State University, tops the list released by SafeWise, a Utah-based security company.

The company reviewed 2013 FBI crime statistics and weighted those against population. Then, they did an anaylsis of the safety and outreach programs in each community. SafeWise notes: 

"SDSU has instituted a Behavioral Intervention Team that addresses potential threats to the community incidental to town-gown relations. And, with an ever-changing population of young people, the Brookings Police Department leads the way in community outreach by featuring initiatives like the LGBT Liaison that foster trust and cooperation with young adults and older community members alike." 

 Read more about crime in South Dakota from the state Division of Criminal Investigations. 


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