Bard College at Simon's Rock

2019 Bard College at Simon’s Rock Crime & Safety Report

Is Simon's Rock safe? On this page, we'll examine crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Info in this crime and safety report on Simon's Rock:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Simon's Rock

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.

Simon’s Rock Overall Crime Stats

49 Total Number of Incidents
123.12 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bard College at Simon's Rock reported 49 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. That works out to 123.12 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 398.

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 8 1,670 20.10 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 2.51 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 40 2,670 100.50 4,574.85

Simon’s Rock Overall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Simon's Rock crime and safety incidents by category is shown in the following chart.

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Disciplinary actions account for 81.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 16.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 2.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Simon's Rock 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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Simon’s Rock Overall Crime by Location

The percentage breakdown of Simon's Rock crime and safety incidents by location is shown in the following chart.

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Simon’s Rock On-Campus Crime Stats

49 Total Number of Incidents
123.12 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bard College at Simon's Rock reported 49 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 123.12 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 398.

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 8 1,585 20.10 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 2.51 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 40 2,645 100.50 4,544.91

Simon’s Rock On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Simon’s Rock Residence Hall Crime Stats

45 Total Number of Incidents
113.07 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bard College at Simon's Rock reported 45 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 398, that's 113.07 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 7 167 17.59 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 38 2,507 95.48 4,029.94

Simon’s Rock Residence Hall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Simon's Rock crime and safety incidents by category in residence halls is shown in the following chart.

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References

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