Christopher Newport University

2019 Christopher Newport University Crime & Safety Report

Is Christopher Newport 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 CNU:

A Word About the Crime Stats for CNU

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.

CNU Overall Crime Stats

484 Total Number of Incidents
98.39 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Christopher Newport University reported 484 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Based on a student body population of 4,919, that's 98.39 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 20 1,670 4.07 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 37 880 7.52 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 33 334 6.71 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 394 2,670 80.10 4,574.85

CNU Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 81.4% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 7.6% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Christopher Newport University resulted in arrests for possession. About 4.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 6.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how CNU 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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CNU Overall Crime by Location

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

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CNU On-Campus Crime Stats

469 Total Number of Incidents
95.34 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Christopher Newport University reported 469 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 4,919, that's 95.34 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 20 1,585 4.07 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 27 813 5.49 888.89
Violence Against Women 31 331 6.30 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 391 2,645 79.49 4,544.91

CNU On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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CNU Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

2 Total Number of Incidents
0.41 Incidents per 1000 Students
Christopher Newport University reported 2 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. That works out to 0.41 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 4,919.

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 0 164 0.00 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 2 100 0.41 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

CNU Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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CNU Residence Hall Crime Stats

417 Total Number of Incidents
84.77 Incidents per 1000 Students
Christopher Newport University reported 417 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 4,919, that's 84.77 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 13 167 2.64 101.80
Arrests for Possession 20 715 4.07 180.35
Violence Against Women 19 140 3.86 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 365 2,507 74.20 4,029.94

CNU Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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13 Total Number of Incidents
2.64 Incidents per 1000 Students
Christopher Newport University reported 13 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Newport News neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 4,919, that's 2.64 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 10 245 2.03 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 3 137 0.61 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of CNU student-related crime and safety incidents in the Newport News neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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