River Falls recognized as one of top 50 safest college towns in the country

16 Nov 2021

News, pierce county

The city of River Falls ranks no. 34 in the safest college towns in the country, according to a recent SafeWise study, “The 50 Safest College Towns in America of 2021.” This ranking is up 26 spots from River Falls’ no. 60 ranking in 2020. The study reviewed 422 cities with populations of at least 15,000 that were home to accredited colleges with four-year degrees. 

“It is wonderful to share the exciting news about River Falls being one of the 50 safest college towns this year,” Mayor of River Falls Dan Toland said. “It’s great to see the numbers confirm the safe feeling that so many of our community members have about River Falls. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the excellent work and dedication of both the UW-River Falls University Police Department and the River Falls Police Department. We thank all of the men and women of both departments for their dedication and hard work.”

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