Many factors contribute to high crime rates on college campuses, as well as the chances of being victimized, and the fear of being victimized. Generally, urban college campuses have higher populations of students and, therefore, yield higher crime rates. Other factors, in conjunction with population, contribute to high crimes on college campuses. Being smart and taking certain precautions decreases the chances ofvictimization. Therefore, while many factors exist that cause college campus crime rates to be high, preventive measures and increased education/awareness of one’s surroundings can alleviate both the fear of the dangers of one’s campus and the chances of being victimized.