Alabama State University

2019 Alabama State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Alabama State safe? Below we'll take a look at crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Info in this crime and safety report on Alabama State:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Alabama State

Crime & Safety Definitions

Our crime statistics come from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security data. The four types of crimes we will be analyzing are violence against women, arrests for major crimes, arrests for possession, and disciplinary actions.

Murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and arson are the types of things included in the arrests for major crimes category. The violence against women grouping includes things such as domestic violence, date rape, and stalking. The arrests for possession classification deals with things such as weapons possession, alcohol violations, and drug violations. The disciplinary actions category involves possession of weapons, alcohol violations, and drug violations in the cases where no arrest occurred but some action was taken.

Number of Incidents

It is not uncommon for a school to report zero incidents for any or all of these categories. In fact, 56% of the schools we cover reported no arrests for major crimes, 67% reported no violence against women, 70% reported no arrests for possession, and 68% reported no disciplinary actions.

Although zero incidents of reported crime is nice, it doesn't necessarily mean that the school is safer. It could indicate lax reporting. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

Alabama State Overall Crime Stats

40 Total Number of Incidents
9.55 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Alabama State University reported 40 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. That works out to 9.55 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 4,190.

The table below gives the number of incidents by category, and for comparision, also states the max number of incidents reported by any school in our analysis.

Category Number of Incidents Max Number of Incidents (at any school) Number of Incidents per 1,000 students Max Number of Incidents per 1000 students (at any school)
Arrests for Major Crimes 21 1,670 5.01 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 18 880 4.30 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 0.24 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

Alabama State Overall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Alabama State crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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Around 45.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Alabama State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 52.5% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 2.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Alabama State compares to other colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to each category of crime and safety-related incidents. Note that this does not take school size into account so larger schools are likely to have more incidents.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
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We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Alabama State Overall Crime by Location

The percentage breakdown of Alabama State crime and safety incidents by location is shown in the following chart.

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Alabama State On-Campus Crime Stats

39 Total Number of Incidents
9.31 Incidents per 1000 Students
Alabama State University reported 39 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 9.31 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 4,190.

The table below gives the number of incidents by category, and for comparision, also states the max number of incidents reported by any school in our analysis.

Category Number of Incidents Max Number of Incidents (at any school) Number of Incidents per 1,000 students Max Number of Incidents per 1000 students (at any school)
Arrests for Major Crimes 20 1,585 4.77 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 18 813 4.30 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 0.24 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

Alabama State On-Campus Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Alabama State on-campus crime and safety incidents by category is shown in the following chart.

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Alabama State Residence Hall Crime Stats

15 Total Number of Incidents
3.58 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Alabama State University reported 15 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 4,190, that's 3.58 incidents per 1,000 students.

The table below gives the number of incidents by category, and for comparision, also states the max number of incidents reported by any school in our analysis.

Category Number of Incidents Max Number of Incidents (at any school) Number of Incidents per 1,000 students Max Number of Incidents per 1000 students (at any school)
Arrests for Major Crimes 13 167 3.10 101.80
Arrests for Possession 2 715 0.48 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,507 0.00 4,029.94

Alabama State Residence Hall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Alabama State crime and safety incidents by category in residence halls is shown in the following chart.

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1 Total Number of Incidents
0.24 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Alabama State University reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Montgomery neighborhood. Since the number of students at the school that year was 4,190, that's 0.24 incidents per 1,000 students.

The table below gives the number of incidents by category, and for comparision, also states the max number of incidents reported by any school in our analysis.

Category Number of Incidents Max Number of Incidents (at any school) Number of Incidents per 1,000 students Max Number of Incidents per 1000 students (at any school)
Arrests for Major Crimes 1 67 0.24 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The percentage breakdown of Alabama State student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding Montgomery neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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