I'm a former college Dad and my wife and I, as college parents, often thought about the security of our son and daughter as they went through their college years. Thankfully, they had absolutely no problems, but that was as far back as 20 years ago (can it be that long ago?).
The situation is a bit different today, though. A new multi-agency Federal report shows that the number of violent incidents on college campuses has almost doubled since when my children were in college. This is reason for concern and consideration during the college selection process.