Boise State University

2019 Boise State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Boise State 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 Boise State:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Boise State

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

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. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

Boise State Overall Crime Stats

419 Total Number of Incidents
15.98 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Boise State University reported 419 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Since the number of students at the school that year was 26,217, that's 15.98 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 17 1,670 0.65 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 7 880 0.27 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 17 334 0.65 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 378 2,670 14.42 4,574.85

Boise State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 90.2% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 1.7% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Boise State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 4.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 4.1% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Boise State 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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Boise State Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of Boise State crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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Boise State On-Campus Crime Stats

408 Total Number of Incidents
15.56 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Boise State University reported 408 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 15.56 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 26,217.

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 13 1,585 0.50 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 813 0.15 888.89
Violence Against Women 17 331 0.65 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 374 2,645 14.27 4,544.91

Boise State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Boise State Residence Hall Crime Stats

365 Total Number of Incidents
13.92 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Boise State University reported 365 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 13.92 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 26,217.

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 7 167 0.27 101.80
Arrests for Possession 1 715 0.04 180.35
Violence Against Women 8 140 0.31 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 349 2,507 13.31 4,029.94

Boise State Residence Hall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Boise State crime and safety incidents in residence halls are in each category.

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11 Total Number of Incidents
0.42 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Boise State University reported 11 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Boise neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 26,217, that's 0.42 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 4 67 0.15 666.67
Arrests for Possession 3 245 0.11 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 4 137 0.15 137.93

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

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References

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