California State University - Dominguez Hills

2019 California State University - Dominguez Hills Crime & Safety Report

Is California State University - Dominguez Hills 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 CSUDH:

A Word About the Crime Stats for CSUDH

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.

CSUDH Overall Crime Stats

81 Total Number of Incidents
4.51 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Dominguez Hills reported 81 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 17,977, that's 4.51 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 34 1,670 1.89 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 14 880 0.78 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 2 334 0.11 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 31 2,670 1.72 4,574.85

CSUDH Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 38.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 17.3% of the crime and safety-related incidents at California State University - Dominguez Hills resulted in arrests for possession. About 42.0% 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 CSUDH 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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CSUDH Overall Crime by Location

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

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CSUDH On-Campus Crime Stats

47 Total Number of Incidents
2.61 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, California State University - Dominguez Hills reported 47 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 17,977, that's 2.61 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 11 1,585 0.61 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 5 813 0.28 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 31 2,645 1.72 4,544.91

CSUDH On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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CSUDH Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

27 Total Number of Incidents
1.50 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Dominguez Hills reported 27 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 17,977, that's 1.50 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 20 164 1.11 333.33
Arrests for Possession 5 64 0.28 111.11
Violence Against Women 2 100 0.11 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

CSUDH Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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CSUDH Residence Hall Crime Stats

33 Total Number of Incidents
1.84 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Dominguez Hills reported 33 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 17,977, that's 1.84 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 2 167 0.11 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 31 2,507 1.72 4,029.94

CSUDH Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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7 Total Number of Incidents
0.39 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Dominguez Hills reported 7 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Carson public property in areas surrounding the campus. That works out to 0.39 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 17,977.

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 3 67 0.17 666.67
Arrests for Possession 4 245 0.22 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 CSUDH student-related crime and safety incidents in the Carson neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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