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2019 College of Southern Nevada Crime & Safety Report

Is CSN safe? Below we'll take a look at crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on CSN:

A Word About the Crime Stats for CSN

Crime & Safety Definitions

Our crime statistics come from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security data. The four types of crimes we will be analyzing are violence against women, arrests for major crimes, arrests for possession, and disciplinary actions.

Murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and arson are the types of things included in the arrests for major crimes category. 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. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

CSN Overall Crime Stats

42 Total Number of Incidents
1.24 Incidents per 1000 Students
College of Southern Nevada reported 42 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 33,942, that's 1.24 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 1,670 0.35 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 26 880 0.77 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 4 334 0.12 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

CSN Overall Crime by Category

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

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Around 61.9% of the crime and safety-related incidents at College of Southern Nevada resulted in arrests for possession. About 28.6% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 9.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how CSN 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.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
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We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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CSN Overall Crime by Location

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

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CSN On-Campus Crime Stats

37 Total Number of Incidents
1.09 Incidents per 1000 Students
College of Southern Nevada reported 37 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 33,942, that's 1.09 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 1,585 0.35 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 21 813 0.62 888.89
Violence Against Women 4 331 0.12 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

CSN On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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5 Total Number of Incidents
0.15 Incidents per 1000 Students
College of Southern Nevada reported 5 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Las Vegas neighborhood around the campus in 2019. That works out to 0.15 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 33,942.

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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 5 245 0.15 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of CSN student-related crime and safety incidents in the Las Vegas neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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