State College still a safe place

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Thursday night’s shooting has certainly rocked the community in State College.

Just last year, Safewise, an online safety website, ranked State College number 14 on it’s list of safest college towns. Safewise analyzes FBI crime data to come up with the list.

Despite that, police say Happy Valley is not immune to tragedy.

It’s extremely rare for the State College community to experience this kind of tragedy.

In fact, according to, the last murder in State College was in 2016…and there hasn’t been more than two people killed in State College in more than a decade.

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