WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - West Lafayette was named one of the safest college towns in the nation, according to a saftey.com ranking. The city ranked third, behind Durham, New Hampshire and Moraga, California.
The website used data from a 2019 FBI crime report as well as other factors to determine their rankings. West Lafayette was given praise for its low violent crime rate (0.65 per 1,000 residents) as well as its contributing resources such as animal control and parking patrol.
Mayor John Dennis attributes communication between police, fire department, and citizens to the low crime rate and quality of life.
You can find the full rankings here.