California State University - Sacramento

2019 California State University - Sacramento Crime & Safety Report

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

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on Sac State:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Sac State

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.

Sac State Overall Crime Stats

83 Total Number of Incidents
2.59 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Sacramento reported 83 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. Based on a student body population of 31,992, that's 2.59 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 38 1,670 1.19 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 880 0.13 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 19 334 0.59 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 22 2,670 0.69 4,574.85

Sac State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 26.5% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 4.8% of the crime and safety-related incidents at California State University - Sacramento resulted in arrests for possession. About 45.8% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 22.9% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

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

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

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Sac State On-Campus Crime Stats

78 Total Number of Incidents
2.44 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Sacramento reported 78 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 2.44 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 31,992.

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 35 1,585 1.09 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 3 813 0.09 888.89
Violence Against Women 18 331 0.56 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 22 2,645 0.69 4,544.91

Sac State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Sac State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

4 Total Number of Incidents
0.13 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Sacramento reported 4 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 31,992, that's 0.13 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 2 164 0.06 333.33
Arrests for Possession 1 64 0.03 111.11
Violence Against Women 1 100 0.03 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Sac State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Sac State Residence Hall Crime Stats

31 Total Number of Incidents
0.97 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Sacramento reported 31 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 0.97 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 31,992.

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 9 167 0.28 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 2 140 0.06 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 20 2,507 0.63 4,029.94

Sac State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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1 Total Number of Incidents
0.03 Incidents per 1000 Students
California State University - Sacramento reported 1 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Sacramento neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 31,992, that's 0.03 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 1 67 0.03 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 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 Sac State student-related crime and safety incidents in the Sacramento neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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