Arizona State University - West

2019 Arizona State University - West Crime & Safety Report

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

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on ASU - West:

A Word About the Crime Stats for ASU - West

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 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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

ASU - West Overall Crime Stats

43 Total Number of Incidents
8.72 Incidents per 1000 Students
Arizona State University - West reported 43 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Based on a student body population of 4,929, that's 8.72 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 10 1,670 2.03 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 15 880 3.04 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 4 334 0.81 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 14 2,670 2.84 4,574.85

ASU - West Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 32.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 34.9% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Arizona State University - West resulted in arrests for possession. About 23.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 9.3% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how ASU - West 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 - West Overall Crime by Location

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

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ASU - West On-Campus Crime Stats

39 Total Number of Incidents
7.91 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Arizona State University - West reported 39 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Based on a student body population of 4,929, that's 7.91 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 10 1,585 2.03 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 12 813 2.43 888.89
Violence Against Women 3 331 0.61 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 14 2,645 2.84 4,544.91

ASU - West On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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ASU - West Residence Hall Crime Stats

25 Total Number of Incidents
5.07 Incidents per 1000 Students
Arizona State University - West reported 25 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 4,929, that's 5.07 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 1 167 0.20 101.80
Arrests for Possession 8 715 1.62 180.35
Violence Against Women 2 140 0.41 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 14 2,507 2.84 4,029.94

ASU - West Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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4 Total Number of Incidents
0.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Arizona State University - West reported 4 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Glendale neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 4,929, that's 0.81 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 3 245 0.61 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 0.20 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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