Bucknell University

2019 Bucknell University Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Bucknell includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Bucknell

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 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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Bucknell Overall Crime Stats

326 Total Number of Incidents
88.18 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Bucknell University reported 326 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Based on a student body population of 3,697, that's 88.18 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 21 1,670 5.68 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 19 880 5.14 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 8 334 2.16 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 278 2,670 75.20 4,574.85

Bucknell Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 85.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 5.8% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Bucknell University resulted in arrests for possession. About 6.4% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 2.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Bucknell 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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Bucknell Overall Crime by Location

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

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Bucknell On-Campus Crime Stats

323 Total Number of Incidents
87.37 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bucknell University reported 323 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 3,697, that's 87.37 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 21 1,585 5.68 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 16 813 4.33 888.89
Violence Against Women 8 331 2.16 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 278 2,645 75.20 4,544.91

Bucknell On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Bucknell Residence Hall Crime Stats

256 Total Number of Incidents
69.25 Incidents per 1000 Students
Bucknell University reported 256 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 3,697, that's 69.25 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 19 167 5.14 101.80
Arrests for Possession 7 715 1.89 180.35
Violence Against Women 8 140 2.16 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 222 2,507 60.05 4,029.94

Bucknell Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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0.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Bucknell University reported 3 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Lewisburg neighborhood. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,697, that's 0.81 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 3 245 0.81 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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