Bridgewater College

2019 Bridgewater College Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on Bridgewater:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Bridgewater

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

Bridgewater Overall Crime Stats

124 Total Number of Incidents
70.70 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bridgewater College reported 124 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. That works out to 70.70 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,754.

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 10 1,670 5.70 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 880 2.28 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 13 334 7.41 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 97 2,670 55.30 4,574.85

Bridgewater Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 78.2% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 3.2% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Bridgewater College resulted in arrests for possession. About 8.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 10.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Bridgewater 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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Bridgewater Overall Crime by Location

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

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Bridgewater On-Campus Crime Stats

122 Total Number of Incidents
69.56 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bridgewater College reported 122 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 69.56 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,754.

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 10 1,585 5.70 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 813 2.28 888.89
Violence Against Women 13 331 7.41 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 95 2,645 54.16 4,544.91

Bridgewater On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Bridgewater Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

2 Total Number of Incidents
1.14 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bridgewater College reported 2 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. Based on a student body population of 1,754, that's 1.14 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 0 164 0.00 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 2 144 1.14 305.56

Bridgewater Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Bridgewater crime and safety incidents by category on affiliated off-campus is shown in the following chart.

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Bridgewater Residence Hall Crime Stats

99 Total Number of Incidents
56.44 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bridgewater College reported 99 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 1,754, that's 56.44 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 8 167 4.56 101.80
Arrests for Possession 1 715 0.57 180.35
Violence Against Women 9 140 5.13 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 81 2,507 46.18 4,029.94

Bridgewater Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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