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Campus Crime


Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances.

Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts made to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages collaboration among campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups. 

The following resources provide information on campus crime and safety.

College-specific crime statistics can be found on the Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool website from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Postsecondary Education.

Additional data and information can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Security page.

Crime in the United States, an annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides university/college campus crime data that are reported by law enforcement.

Learn more about campus crime and serving victims of crime on the Campus Crime section of our website.

Data on women sexually assaulted on campus can be found on the Sexual Assault on Campus: Measuring Frequency section of the National Institute of Justice website and in the Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Rape and Sexual Assault Among College-age Females, 1995-2013.

Also visit the Office of Postsecondary Education Campus Security website and the Student Activism section of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network site.

Visit the Campus Crime and Sexual Assault sections of our site for additional information.

The U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool site provides data on violent and other crimes reported to campus security authorities and/or local law enforcement agencies.

Find additional data in Crime in the United States, an annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Also visit the Crime Victimization: Campus Crime section of our website.

Date Created: May 28, 2020