California State University - Chico

2019 California State University - Chico Crime & Safety Report

Is Chico State 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 Chico State:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Chico 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

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.

Chico State Overall Crime Stats

68 Total Number of Incidents
3.97 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Chico reported 68 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 17,110, that's 3.97 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 32 1,670 1.87 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 11 880 0.64 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 8 334 0.47 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 17 2,670 0.99 4,574.85

Chico State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 25.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 16.2% of the crime and safety-related incidents at California State University - Chico resulted in arrests for possession. About 47.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 11.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

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

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

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Chico State On-Campus Crime Stats

58 Total Number of Incidents
3.39 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Chico reported 58 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 3.39 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 17,110.

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 26 1,585 1.52 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 8 813 0.47 888.89
Violence Against Women 7 331 0.41 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 17 2,645 0.99 4,544.91

Chico State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Chico State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.06 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Chico 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 17,110, that's 0.06 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 0 164 0.00 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 1 100 0.06 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Chico State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Chico State Residence Hall Crime Stats

38 Total Number of Incidents
2.22 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Chico reported 38 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. That works out to 2.22 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 17,110.

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 15 167 0.88 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 6 140 0.35 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 17 2,507 0.99 4,029.94

Chico State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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9 Total Number of Incidents
0.53 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, California State University - Chico reported 9 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Chico neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 17,110, that's 0.53 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 6 67 0.35 666.67
Arrests for Possession 3 245 0.18 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 Chico State student-related crime and safety incidents in the Chico neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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