Case Western Reserve University

2019 Case Western Reserve University Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on Case Western:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Case 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.

Case Western Overall Crime Stats

285 Total Number of Incidents
24.00 Incidents per 1000 Students
Case Western Reserve University reported 285 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 24.00 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 11,874.

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 23 1,670 1.94 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 5 880 0.42 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 11 334 0.93 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 246 2,670 20.72 4,574.85

Case Western Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 86.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 1.8% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Case Western Reserve University resulted in arrests for possession. About 8.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 3.9% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Case 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.

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Case Western Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of Case Western crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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Case Western On-Campus Crime Stats

266 Total Number of Incidents
22.40 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Case Western Reserve University reported 266 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 22.40 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 11,874.

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 1.26 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 813 0.08 888.89
Violence Against Women 11 331 0.93 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 239 2,645 20.13 4,544.91

Case Western On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Case Western Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

11 Total Number of Incidents
0.93 Incidents per 1000 Students
Case Western Reserve University reported 11 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. Since the number of students at the school that year was 11,874, that's 0.93 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 0.42 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 6 144 0.51 305.56

Case Western Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Case Western Residence Hall Crime Stats

249 Total Number of Incidents
20.97 Incidents per 1000 Students
Case Western Reserve University reported 249 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 11,874, that's 20.97 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 12 167 1.01 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 6 140 0.51 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 231 2,507 19.45 4,029.94

Case Western Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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8 Total Number of Incidents
0.67 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Case Western Reserve University reported 8 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Cleveland neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 11,874, that's 0.67 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 3 67 0.25 666.67
Arrests for Possession 4 245 0.34 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 1 137 0.08 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of Case Western student-related crime and safety incidents in the Cleveland neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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