Crime worry for students

UNIVERSITY students on Teesside are among the most likely to be the victims of crime, new figures have revealed.

Statistics from The Complete University Guide, compiled from official police data, reveals the best and worst universities for student-relevant crimes in North-East between June last year to May this year.

The University of Teesside came out with the highest crime rate in the region, with 2.43 victims of offences per 1,000 students within three miles of its campus and was ranked ninth highest across England and Wales.

This is compared to Durham University which recorded just 0.88, the lowest rate in the area.

The University of Sunderland had 1.10 student victims, while Newcastle and Northumbria universities recorded 1.23 and 1.25 incidents per 1,000 pupils, respectively.