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You read that correctly: 81% of all crimes in college residential areas revolve around burglary and theft. And for around $15 dollars a month you can protect all your student's stuff; without it, she will have no protection for any of his belongings.

As a parent, you worry about your student finding his way around campus, getting to class, remembering to take their books, and making friends. But what about their safety? CoverHound has researched just that question and this is what our data shows.

The number one criminal offense on campus is robbery. So how do you protect against this? Well, you can't stop it from happening, but you make sure everything in the dorm room is safely insured. Renter's insurance can cover the personal property within a dorm room. Make sure to check with your insurance provider to see what they can offer.

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