Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

2019 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Bloomsburg includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Bloomsburg

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.

Bloomsburg Overall Crime Stats

222 Total Number of Incidents
25.89 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania reported 222 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. That works out to 25.89 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 8,574.

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 14 1,670 1.63 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 149 880 17.38 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 13 334 1.52 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 46 2,670 5.37 4,574.85

Bloomsburg Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 20.7% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 67.1% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania resulted in arrests for possession. About 6.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 5.9% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Bloomsburg 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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Bloomsburg Overall Crime by Location

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

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Bloomsburg On-Campus Crime Stats

194 Total Number of Incidents
22.63 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania reported 194 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 22.63 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 8,574.

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 11 1,585 1.28 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 135 813 15.75 888.89
Violence Against Women 13 331 1.52 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 35 2,645 4.08 4,544.91

Bloomsburg On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Bloomsburg Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

13 Total Number of Incidents
1.52 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania reported 13 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 1.52 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 8,574.

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 2 164 0.23 333.33
Arrests for Possession 1 64 0.12 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 10 144 1.17 305.56

Bloomsburg Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Bloomsburg Residence Hall Crime Stats

143 Total Number of Incidents
16.68 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania reported 143 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 8,574, that's 16.68 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 1.05 101.80
Arrests for Possession 94 715 10.96 180.35
Violence Against Women 7 140 0.82 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 33 2,507 3.85 4,029.94

Bloomsburg Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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15 Total Number of Incidents
1.75 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania reported 15 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Bloomsburg neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 8,574, that's 1.75 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 1 67 0.12 666.67
Arrests for Possession 13 245 1.52 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 1 137 0.12 137.93

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

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References

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