Arcadia University

2019 Arcadia University Crime & Safety Report

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

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on Arcadia:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Arcadia

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.

Arcadia Overall Crime Stats

80 Total Number of Incidents
23.10 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Arcadia University reported 80 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 3,463, that's 23.10 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 22 1,670 6.35 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 880 0.58 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 11 334 3.18 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 45 2,670 12.99 4,574.85

Arcadia Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 56.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 2.5% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Arcadia University resulted in arrests for possession. About 27.5% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 13.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Arcadia 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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Arcadia Overall Crime by Location

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

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Arcadia On-Campus Crime Stats

79 Total Number of Incidents
22.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
Arcadia University reported 79 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 3,463, that's 22.81 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 21 1,585 6.06 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 813 0.58 888.89
Violence Against Women 11 331 3.18 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 45 2,645 12.99 4,544.91

Arcadia On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Arcadia Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.29 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Arcadia University reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,463, that's 0.29 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 1 164 0.29 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Arcadia Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Arcadia Residence Hall Crime Stats

62 Total Number of Incidents
17.90 Incidents per 1000 Students
Arcadia University reported 62 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 17.90 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 3,463.

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 10 167 2.89 101.80
Arrests for Possession 2 715 0.58 180.35
Violence Against Women 5 140 1.44 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 45 2,507 12.99 4,029.94

Arcadia Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

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