Alcorn State University

2019 Alcorn State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Alcorn State University safe? On this page, we'll examine crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Our crime and safety report on Alcorn State includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Alcorn State

Types of Crime & Safety Incidents

We have compiled this information on crime statistics from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security data. The types of crimes are divided into the following categories: arrests for major crimes, arrests for possession, violence against women, and disciplinary actions.

The arrests for major crimes category includes arrests for things such as murder, robbery, rape, aggravated assault, and arson. 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 unusual for institutions to report that no incidents occurred in some 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.

Zero incidents of reported crime may be nice to see, but it does not necessarily mean the school is safer, as it could indicate lax reporting. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Alcorn State Overall Crime Stats

55 Total Number of Incidents
15.61 Incidents per 1000 Students
Alcorn State University reported 55 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place at or near campus or on other properties affiliated with the school. Based on a student body population of 3,523, that's 15.61 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 26 1,670 7.38 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 17 880 4.83 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 12 2,670 3.41 4,574.85

Alcorn State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 21.8% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 30.9% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Alcorn State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 47.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Alcorn 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.

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Alcorn State Overall Crime by Location

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

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Alcorn State On-Campus Crime Stats

25 Total Number of Incidents
7.10 Incidents per 1000 Students
Alcorn State University reported 25 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,523, that's 7.10 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 2 1,585 0.57 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 11 813 3.12 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 12 2,645 3.41 4,544.91

Alcorn State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Alcorn State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

8 Total Number of Incidents
2.27 Incidents per 1000 Students
Alcorn State University reported 8 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. That works out to 2.27 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 3,523.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 2 164 0.57 333.33
Arrests for Possession 6 64 1.70 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Alcorn State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Alcorn State crime and safety incidents on affiliated off-campus properties are in each category.

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Alcorn State Residence Hall Crime Stats

6 Total Number of Incidents
1.70 Incidents per 1000 Students
Alcorn State University reported 6 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 3,523, that's 1.70 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 2 167 0.57 101.80
Arrests for Possession 4 715 1.14 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,507 0.00 4,029.94

Alcorn State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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22 Total Number of Incidents
6.24 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Alcorn State University reported 22 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Alcorn State neighborhood. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,523, that's 6.24 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 22 67 6.24 666.67
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 Alcorn State student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding Alcorn State neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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