Catawba College

2019 Catawba College Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Catawba includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Catawba

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.

Catawba Overall Crime Stats

31 Total Number of Incidents
23.41 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Catawba College reported 31 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,324, that's 23.41 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 4 1,670 3.02 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 16 880 12.08 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 3 334 2.27 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 8 2,670 6.04 4,574.85

Catawba Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 25.8% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 51.6% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Catawba College resulted in arrests for possession. About 12.9% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 9.7% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Catawba 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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Catawba Overall Crime by Location

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

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Catawba On-Campus Crime Stats

28 Total Number of Incidents
21.15 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Catawba College reported 28 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 21.15 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,324.

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 4 1,585 3.02 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 16 813 12.08 888.89
Violence Against Women 2 331 1.51 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 6 2,645 4.53 4,544.91

Catawba On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Catawba Residence Hall Crime Stats

22 Total Number of Incidents
16.62 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Catawba College reported 22 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 1,324, that's 16.62 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 2.27 101.80
Arrests for Possession 15 715 11.33 180.35
Violence Against Women 1 140 0.76 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 3 2,507 2.27 4,029.94

Catawba Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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3 Total Number of Incidents
2.27 Incidents per 1000 Students
Catawba College reported 3 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Salisbury public property in areas surrounding the campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,324, that's 2.27 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 0.76 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 2 137 1.51 137.93

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

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References

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