Central Michigan University

2019 Central Michigan University Crime & Safety Report

Is Central Michigan University 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 Central Michigan:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Central Michigan

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.

Central Michigan Overall Crime Stats

539 Total Number of Incidents
27.84 Incidents per 1000 Students
Central Michigan University reported 539 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 27.84 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 19,362.

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 63 1,670 3.25 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 10 880 0.52 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 30 334 1.55 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 436 2,670 22.52 4,574.85

Central Michigan Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 80.9% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 1.9% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Central Michigan University resulted in arrests for possession. About 11.7% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 5.6% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Central Michigan 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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Central Michigan Overall Crime by Location

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

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Central Michigan On-Campus Crime Stats

517 Total Number of Incidents
26.70 Incidents per 1000 Students
Central Michigan University reported 517 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 19,362, that's 26.70 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 52 1,585 2.69 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 9 813 0.46 888.89
Violence Against Women 29 331 1.50 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 427 2,645 22.05 4,544.91

Central Michigan On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Central Michigan Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

16 Total Number of Incidents
0.83 Incidents per 1000 Students
Central Michigan University reported 16 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 19,362, that's 0.83 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 6 164 0.31 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 1 100 0.05 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 9 144 0.46 305.56

Central Michigan Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Central Michigan Residence Hall Crime Stats

471 Total Number of Incidents
24.33 Incidents per 1000 Students
Central Michigan University reported 471 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 19,362, that's 24.33 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 28 167 1.45 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 22 140 1.14 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 421 2,507 21.74 4,029.94

Central Michigan Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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6 Total Number of Incidents
0.31 Incidents per 1000 Students
Central Michigan University reported 6 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 19,362, that's 0.31 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 67 0.26 666.67
Arrests for Possession 1 245 0.05 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The percentage breakdown of Central Michigan student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding Mount Pleasant neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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