Bates College

2019 Bates College Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on Bates:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Bates

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.

Bates Overall Crime Stats

185 Total Number of Incidents
101.65 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bates College reported 185 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,820, that's 101.65 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 15 1,670 8.24 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 13 880 7.14 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 0.55 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 156 2,670 85.71 4,574.85

Bates Overall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Bates crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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Disciplinary actions account for 84.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 7.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Bates College resulted in arrests for possession. About 8.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 0.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Bates 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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Bates Overall Crime by Location

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

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Bates On-Campus Crime Stats

145 Total Number of Incidents
79.67 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bates College reported 145 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,820, that's 79.67 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 15 1,585 8.24 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 813 0.55 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 0.55 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 128 2,645 70.33 4,544.91

Bates On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Bates Residence Hall Crime Stats

123 Total Number of Incidents
67.58 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bates College reported 123 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 1,820, that's 67.58 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 9 167 4.95 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 1 140 0.55 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 113 2,507 62.09 4,029.94

Bates Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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40 Total Number of Incidents
21.98 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bates College reported 40 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Lewiston public property in areas surrounding the campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,820, that's 21.98 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 12 245 6.59 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 28 137 15.38 137.93

The percentage breakdown of Bates student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding Lewiston neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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