Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix

2019 Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Crime & Safety Report

Is ASU - Downtown Phoenix 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 ASU - Downtown Phoenix:

Understanding the Crime Stats for ASU - Downtown Phoenix

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.

ASU - Downtown Phoenix Overall Crime Stats

164 Total Number of Incidents
14.36 Incidents per 1000 Students
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix reported 164 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 11,420, that's 14.36 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 1,670 1.84 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 55 880 4.82 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 5 334 0.44 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 83 2,670 7.27 4,574.85

ASU - Downtown Phoenix Overall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of ASU - Downtown Phoenix crime and safety incidents by category is shown in the following chart.

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Disciplinary actions account for 50.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 33.5% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix resulted in arrests for possession. About 12.8% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 3.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how ASU - Downtown Phoenix 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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ASU - Downtown Phoenix Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of ASU - Downtown Phoenix crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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ASU - Downtown Phoenix On-Campus Crime Stats

133 Total Number of Incidents
11.65 Incidents per 1000 Students
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix reported 133 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 11,420, that's 11.65 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 17 1,585 1.49 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 33 813 2.89 888.89
Violence Against Women 2 331 0.18 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 81 2,645 7.09 4,544.91

ASU - Downtown Phoenix On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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ASU - Downtown Phoenix Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

7 Total Number of Incidents
0.61 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix reported 7 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.61 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 11,420.

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 2 164 0.18 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 3 100 0.26 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 2 144 0.18 305.56

ASU - Downtown Phoenix Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of ASU - Downtown Phoenix crime and safety incidents by category on affiliated off-campus is shown in the following chart.

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ASU - Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall Crime Stats

83 Total Number of Incidents
7.27 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix reported 83 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 11,420, that's 7.27 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 2 167 0.18 101.80
Arrests for Possession 1 715 0.09 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 80 2,507 7.01 4,029.94

ASU - Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of ASU - Downtown Phoenix crime and safety incidents in residence halls are in each category.

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24 Total Number of Incidents
2.10 Incidents per 1000 Students
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix reported 24 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Phoenix public property in areas surrounding the campus. Based on a student body population of 11,420, that's 2.10 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 2 67 0.18 666.67
Arrests for Possession 22 245 1.93 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of ASU - Downtown Phoenix student-related crime and safety incidents in the Phoenix neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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