By Ryan Clark
Web Marketing + Communications
Highland Heights, of which NKU is an incorporated part, was named the 11th safest city in the state this week according to The SafeWise Report, a feature of the SafeWise home security website, which bills itself as "the authority on safety and home security news."
Editors at the website analyzed FBI Crime Report data from 2012 and used a minimum population requirement of 3,000 people.
"We broke out crimes into two categories, based on the FBI report — violent crimes (murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson) and analyzed these numbers," the report said. "To level the playing field, we calculated these numbers to be occurrences out of 1,000 people to account for cities of different populations. The only exceptions would be the cities that did not report complete data to the FBI and therefore would not be included on this list."