College of Micronesia-FSM

2019 College of Micronesia-FSM Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on COM-FSM includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for COM-FSM

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.

COM-FSM Overall Crime Stats

57 Total Number of Incidents
29.95 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, College of Micronesia-FSM reported 57 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 1,903, that's 29.95 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 2.10 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 30 880 15.76 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 23 2,670 12.09 4,574.85

COM-FSM Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 40.4% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 52.6% of the crime and safety-related incidents at College of Micronesia-FSM resulted in arrests for possession. About 7.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how COM-FSM 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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COM-FSM Overall Crime by Location

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

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COM-FSM On-Campus Crime Stats

34 Total Number of Incidents
17.87 Incidents per 1000 Students
College of Micronesia-FSM reported 34 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Based on a student body population of 1,903, that's 17.87 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 2 1,585 1.05 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 10 813 5.25 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 22 2,645 11.56 4,544.91

COM-FSM On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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COM-FSM Residence Hall Crime Stats

4 Total Number of Incidents
2.10 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, College of Micronesia-FSM reported 4 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 1,903, that's 2.10 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 0 167 0.00 101.80
Arrests for Possession 4 715 2.10 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,507 0.00 4,029.94

COM-FSM Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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23 Total Number of Incidents
12.09 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, College of Micronesia-FSM reported 23 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Pohnpei neighborhood. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,903, that's 12.09 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 2 67 1.05 666.67
Arrests for Possession 20 245 10.51 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 1 137 0.53 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of COM-FSM student-related crime and safety incidents in the Pohnpei neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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