Alma College

2019 Alma College Crime & Safety Report

Is Alma 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 Alma:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Alma

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 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. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

Alma Overall Crime Stats

64 Total Number of Incidents
44.38 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Alma College reported 64 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 44.38 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,442.

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 11 1,670 7.63 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 10 334 6.93 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 43 2,670 29.82 4,574.85

Alma Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 67.2% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 17.2% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 15.6% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Alma 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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Alma Overall Crime by Location

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

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Alma On-Campus Crime Stats

64 Total Number of Incidents
44.38 Incidents per 1000 Students
Alma College reported 64 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 44.38 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,442.

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 11 1,585 7.63 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 10 331 6.93 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 43 2,645 29.82 4,544.91

Alma On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Alma Residence Hall Crime Stats

64 Total Number of Incidents
44.38 Incidents per 1000 Students
Alma College reported 64 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 44.38 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,442.

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 11 167 7.63 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 10 140 6.93 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 43 2,507 29.82 4,029.94

Alma Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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