It's a raccoon. Stealing an ostrich egg. Not that No. 4 Berkeley should exactly be brimming with pride to be anywhere on this list of the “15 Worst College Crime Areas.” But, hey, at least we’re not UC Santa Barbara which, somewhat surprisingly, managed to earn that big numero uno.

The report, which was released by Neighborhoodscout.com and personal finance blog WalletPop, doesn’t include violent crime, mind you. Only “property crime.” The areas are ranked by their  number of property crimes (thefts, basically) per 1,000 residents.

Furthermore, it looks like Northside dwellers can breathe a little easier than Southside folk. read more »