California State University - Los Angeles

2019 California State University - Los Angeles Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Cal State LA includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Cal State LA

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

Many colleges and universities report zero incidents in some 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.

While zero reported crimes may seem like a good sign, it does not necessarily indicate that the school has been safer. It may just be that the school doesn't have as strict reporting as others. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Cal State LA Overall Crime Stats

80 Total Number of Incidents
3.00 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Los Angeles reported 80 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Based on a student body population of 26,671, that's 3.00 incidents per 1,000 students.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 0.75 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 5 880 0.19 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 17 334 0.64 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 38 2,670 1.42 4,574.85

Cal State LA Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 47.5% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 6.3% of the crime and safety-related incidents at California State University - Los Angeles resulted in arrests for possession. About 25.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 21.3% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

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

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

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Cal State LA On-Campus Crime Stats

77 Total Number of Incidents
2.89 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, California State University - Los Angeles reported 77 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 2.89 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 26,671.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 1,585 0.64 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 5 813 0.19 888.89
Violence Against Women 17 331 0.64 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 38 2,645 1.42 4,544.91

Cal State LA On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Cal State LA Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

3 Total Number of Incidents
0.11 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Los Angeles reported 3 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 26,671, that's 0.11 incidents per 1,000 students.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 3 164 0.11 333.33
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 State LA Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Cal State LA Residence Hall Crime Stats

42 Total Number of Incidents
1.57 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, California State University - Los Angeles reported 42 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 26,671, that's 1.57 incidents per 1,000 students.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 3 167 0.11 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 2 140 0.07 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 37 2,507 1.39 4,029.94

Cal State LA Residence Hall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Cal State LA crime and safety incidents in residence halls are in each category.

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References

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