Marquette one of top 20 safest college towns in U.S.

Aug 30, 2017

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette has been named the 19th safest college town in America by the SafeWise Report.


The SafeWise website says the city encourages young people to get involved in public safety issues. The Marquette Police Department has a youth services bureau that offers educational programs about everything from bicycle safety to youth violence prevention.

Safewise notes that in 2015 City Police, NMU Public Safety, and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office held crime to a minimum. The city averaged 2.1 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, and property crime was just 12.81 per 1,000. Law enforcement reported a total of 45 violent crimes, and there were zero counts of arson or murder. 

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