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2019 Blue Mountain College Crime & Safety Report

Is Blue Mountain College safe? Below we'll take a look at crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on Blue Mountain College:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Blue Mountain College

Crime & Safety Definitions

Our crime statistics come from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security data. The four types of crimes we will be analyzing are violence against women, arrests for major crimes, arrests for possession, and disciplinary actions.

Murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and arson are the types of things included in the arrests for major crimes category. 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. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

Blue Mountain College Overall Crime Stats

5 Total Number of Incidents
6.09 Incidents per 1000 Students
Blue Mountain College reported 5 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 821, that's 6.09 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 1,670 1.22 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 1.22 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 3 2,670 3.65 4,574.85

Blue Mountain College Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 60.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 20.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 20.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Blue Mountain College 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.

Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
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Disciplinary Actions  (Incidents)
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We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Disciplinary Actions  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Blue Mountain College Overall Crime by Location

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

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5 Total Number of Incidents
6.09 Incidents per 1000 Students
Blue Mountain College reported 5 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Blue Mountain neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 821, that's 6.09 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 67 1.22 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 1.22 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 3 137 3.65 137.93

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

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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