Appalachian State University

2019 Appalachian State University Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on Appalachian State:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Appalachian 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.

Appalachian State Overall Crime Stats

592 Total Number of Incidents
30.71 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Appalachian State University reported 592 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Since the number of students at the school that year was 19,280, that's 30.71 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 27 1,670 1.40 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 187 880 9.70 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 11 334 0.57 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 367 2,670 19.04 4,574.85

Appalachian State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 62.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 31.6% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Appalachian State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 4.6% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 1.9% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Appalachian 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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Appalachian State Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of Appalachian State crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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Appalachian State On-Campus Crime Stats

569 Total Number of Incidents
29.51 Incidents per 1000 Students
Appalachian State University reported 569 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 19,280, that's 29.51 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 21 1,585 1.09 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 172 813 8.92 888.89
Violence Against Women 9 331 0.47 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 367 2,645 19.04 4,544.91

Appalachian State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Appalachian State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

10 Total Number of Incidents
0.52 Incidents per 1000 Students
Appalachian State University reported 10 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 19,280, that's 0.52 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 6 164 0.31 333.33
Arrests for Possession 2 64 0.10 111.11
Violence Against Women 2 100 0.10 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Appalachian State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Appalachian State Residence Hall Crime Stats

439 Total Number of Incidents
22.77 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Appalachian State University reported 439 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 19,280, that's 22.77 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 17 167 0.88 101.80
Arrests for Possession 121 715 6.28 180.35
Violence Against Women 4 140 0.21 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 297 2,507 15.40 4,029.94

Appalachian State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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13 Total Number of Incidents
0.67 Incidents per 1000 Students
Appalachian State University reported 13 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Boone public property in areas surrounding the campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 19,280, that's 0.67 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 13 245 0.67 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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