WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College is located in one of the nation's safest cities. CQ Press, an independent publishing company that releases a yearly report on city crime rankings, listed Williamsport as the 21st safest metropolitan area in the nation out of 354 metropolitan areas.
The city fared better than other Pennsylvania metropolitan areas including Johnstown, Lebanon, Lancaster, York and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre. In Pennsylvania, only State College ranked higher on the list.
The statistics compiled by the company are based on the number of crimes, including homicides, sexual assault, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts, reported to the FBI in 2008. View the full report and methodology.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.