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California Western School of Law

2019 California Western School of Law Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on California Western:

Understanding the Crime Stats for California Western

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.

California Western Overall Crime Stats

2 Total Number of Incidents
2.52 Incidents per 1000 Students
California Western School of Law reported 2 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 2.52 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 793.

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 1,670 2.52 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

California Western Overall Crime by Category

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

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About 100.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how California Western 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.

Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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California Western Overall Crime by Location

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

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California Western On-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
1.26 Incidents per 1000 Students
California Western School of Law reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 1.26 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 793.

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 1,585 1.26 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

California Western On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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1 Total Number of Incidents
1.26 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, California Western School of Law reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding San Diego neighborhood. That works out to 1.26 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 793.

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 1.26 666.67
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 California Western student-related crime and safety incidents in the San Diego neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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