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How safe is Norwich? Lizzy, Warwick

 

Our Answer:

Good news! Norwich has been ranked as one of the safest university cities in the UK.  
 

It's important to consider how safe a city is before moving there, and you'll be pleased to know Norwich is within the top 10 safest places to be a student. In 2016, the Telegraph reported an average crime rate of just 105 crimes per 1,000.

As with any city, it's important to be safety smart (walking down dark alleyways on your own in the early hours is never ideal!), but Norwich is certainly safe enough to not have to worry about the threat of crime constantly. 

There are a few simple things you can do to be safer at any University, like:

  • Work out how you'll get home before you even leave the house. Making a plan while you're still bright (and sober!) will reduce the chances of putting yourself at risk in order to get home.
  • Keep an eye on your mates. Sticking together is much safer than allowing someone to get left behind on their own.
  • Try not to leave your belongings or drinks unattended - sadly not everyone can be trusted to do the right thing!

It can be scary being in a new place, but don't let the fear stop you from doing your thing. The low crime rate in Norwich has meant it's very popular amongst students and parents, so you won't have to worry too much about getting home before sunset – phew!

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