Colorado School of Mines

2019 Colorado School of Mines Crime & Safety Report

Is Colorado School of Mines 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 Mines:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Mines

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

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. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

Mines Overall Crime Stats

124 Total Number of Incidents
18.71 Incidents per 1000 Students
Colorado School of Mines reported 124 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. Based on a student body population of 6,628, that's 18.71 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 3.02 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 13 880 1.96 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 3 334 0.45 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 88 2,670 13.28 4,574.85

Mines Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 71.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 10.5% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Colorado School of Mines resulted in arrests for possession. About 16.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 2.4% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Mines 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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Mines Overall Crime by Location

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

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Mines On-Campus Crime Stats

120 Total Number of Incidents
18.11 Incidents per 1000 Students
Colorado School of Mines reported 120 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Based on a student body population of 6,628, that's 18.11 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 16 1,585 2.41 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 13 813 1.96 888.89
Violence Against Women 3 331 0.45 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 88 2,645 13.28 4,544.91

Mines On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Mines Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

4 Total Number of Incidents
0.60 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Colorado School of Mines reported 4 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.60 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 6,628.

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 4 164 0.60 333.33
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

Mines Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Mines Residence Hall Crime Stats

101 Total Number of Incidents
15.24 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Colorado School of Mines reported 101 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 6,628, that's 15.24 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 6 167 0.91 101.80
Arrests for Possession 9 715 1.36 180.35
Violence Against Women 2 140 0.30 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 84 2,507 12.67 4,029.94

Mines Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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