Ashland University

2019 Ashland University Crime & Safety Report

Is Ashland University 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 Ashland:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Ashland

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

Many colleges and universities report zero incidents in some 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.

While zero reported crimes may seem like a good sign, it does not necessarily indicate that the school has been safer. It may just be that the school doesn't have as strict reporting as others. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Ashland Overall Crime Stats

137 Total Number of Incidents
26.91 Incidents per 1000 Students
Ashland University reported 137 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. That works out to 26.91 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,091.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 14 1,670 2.75 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 880 0.20 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 12 334 2.36 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 110 2,670 21.61 4,574.85

Ashland Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 80.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 0.7% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Ashland University resulted in arrests for possession. About 10.2% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 8.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Ashland 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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Ashland Overall Crime by Location

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

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Ashland On-Campus Crime Stats

136 Total Number of Incidents
26.71 Incidents per 1000 Students
Ashland University reported 136 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 5,091, that's 26.71 incidents per 1,000 students.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 14 1,585 2.75 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 813 0.20 888.89
Violence Against Women 12 331 2.36 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 109 2,645 21.41 4,544.91

Ashland On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Ashland Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.20 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Ashland University reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.20 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,091.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 0 164 0.00 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 1 144 0.20 305.56

Ashland Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Ashland Residence Hall Crime Stats

118 Total Number of Incidents
23.18 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Ashland University reported 118 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 5,091, that's 23.18 incidents per 1,000 students.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 1.96 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 3 140 0.59 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 105 2,507 20.62 4,029.94

Ashland Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

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