California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

2019 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Crime & Safety Report

Is Cal Poly Pomona 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 Cal Poly Pomona:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Cal Poly Pomona

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.

Cal Poly Pomona Overall Crime Stats

148 Total Number of Incidents
5.27 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona reported 148 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 28,058, that's 5.27 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 48 1,670 1.71 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 16 880 0.57 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 13 334 0.46 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 71 2,670 2.53 4,574.85

Cal Poly Pomona Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 48.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 10.8% of the crime and safety-related incidents at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona resulted in arrests for possession. About 32.4% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 8.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Cal Poly Pomona 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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Cal Poly Pomona Overall Crime by Location

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

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Cal Poly Pomona On-Campus Crime Stats

143 Total Number of Incidents
5.10 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona reported 143 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 28,058, that's 5.10 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 47 1,585 1.68 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 12 813 0.43 888.89
Violence Against Women 13 331 0.46 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 71 2,645 2.53 4,544.91

Cal Poly Pomona On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Cal Poly Pomona Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.04 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. Since the number of students at the school that year was 28,058, that's 0.04 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 1 164 0.04 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Cal Poly Pomona Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Cal Poly Pomona Residence Hall Crime Stats

84 Total Number of Incidents
2.99 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona reported 84 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 2.99 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 28,058.

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 17 167 0.61 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 3 140 0.11 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 64 2,507 2.28 4,029.94

Cal Poly Pomona Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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4 Total Number of Incidents
0.14 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona reported 4 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Pomona public property in areas surrounding the campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 28,058, that's 0.14 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 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 4 245 0.14 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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