California State University - Fullerton

2019 California State University - Fullerton Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Cal State Fullerton includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Cal State Fullerton

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.

Cal State Fullerton Overall Crime Stats

176 Total Number of Incidents
4.35 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Fullerton reported 176 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 4.35 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 40,445.

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 20 1,670 0.49 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 26 880 0.64 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 32 334 0.79 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 98 2,670 2.42 4,574.85

Cal State Fullerton Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 55.7% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 14.8% of the crime and safety-related incidents at California State University - Fullerton resulted in arrests for possession. About 11.4% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 18.2% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Cal State Fullerton 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 State Fullerton Overall Crime by Location

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

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Cal State Fullerton On-Campus Crime Stats

166 Total Number of Incidents
4.10 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Fullerton reported 166 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Based on a student body population of 40,445, that's 4.10 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 15 1,585 0.37 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 22 813 0.54 888.89
Violence Against Women 32 331 0.79 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 97 2,645 2.40 4,544.91

Cal State Fullerton On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Cal State Fullerton Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

7 Total Number of Incidents
0.17 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Fullerton reported 7 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 40,445, that's 0.17 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 5 164 0.12 333.33
Arrests for Possession 1 64 0.02 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 1 144 0.02 305.56

Cal State Fullerton Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Cal State Fullerton Residence Hall Crime Stats

109 Total Number of Incidents
2.70 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Fullerton reported 109 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 40,445, that's 2.70 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 7 167 0.17 101.80
Arrests for Possession 2 715 0.05 180.35
Violence Against Women 5 140 0.12 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 95 2,507 2.35 4,029.94

Cal State Fullerton Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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3 Total Number of Incidents
0.07 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, California State University - Fullerton reported 3 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Fullerton neighborhood. That works out to 0.07 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 40,445.

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 0.07 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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