Question: How has crime in Santa Cruz affected where you choose to live?

(from left to right)

“I know that several of my friends were among the students who were recently mugged, so that has had an impact. But honestly, I’m going to be an RA next year, so I’m not going to be directly affected because campus is a safe place.”
Mariah Babin
First-year, Kresge

“Not really — I guess there are crimes but they’re not as bad as other places I’ve seen. So I’m not worried about it. I wouldn’t pay money to live in a safer place here because it doesn’t make that big of a difference to me.”
Julian Laguisma
First-year, Stevenson
Business management economics

“It hasn’t had that big of an effect on me. Honestly, it’s more about price to me. Price and convenience to campus is bigger to me. I get alerts when crime happens on campus, but it hasn’t deterred me from living anywhere on campus.”
Tadao Koyama
Fourth-year, Kresge

“I was hesitant about living on the Eastside, but I ended up living there anyway. And it’s not so bad.”
Christian Calderon
Fifth-year, College Eight