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College of Western Idaho

2019 College of Western Idaho Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on CWI:

A Word About the Crime Stats for CWI

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 unusual for institutions to report that no incidents occurred in some 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.

Zero incidents of reported crime may be nice to see, but it does not necessarily mean the school is safer, as 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.

CWI Overall Crime Stats

7 Total Number of Incidents
0.66 Incidents per 1000 Students
College of Western Idaho reported 7 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 10,580, that's 0.66 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 1,670 0.19 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 880 0.09 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 2 334 0.19 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 2 2,670 0.19 4,574.85

CWI Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 28.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 14.3% of the crime and safety-related incidents at College of Western Idaho resulted in arrests for possession. About 28.6% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 28.6% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how CWI 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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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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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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CWI Overall Crime by Location

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

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CWI On-Campus Crime Stats

6 Total Number of Incidents
0.57 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, College of Western Idaho reported 6 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 10,580, that's 0.57 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 1 1,585 0.09 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 813 0.09 888.89
Violence Against Women 2 331 0.19 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 2 2,645 0.19 4,544.91

CWI On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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CWI Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.09 Incidents per 1000 Students
College of Western Idaho reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.09 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 10,580.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 1 164 0.09 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

CWI Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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References

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