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2019 Columbia College Crime & Safety Report

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

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on Columbia College Missouri:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Columbia College Missouri

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 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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Columbia College Missouri Overall Crime Stats

63 Total Number of Incidents
6.36 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Columbia College reported 63 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 9,913, that's 6.36 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 10 1,670 1.01 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 9 880 0.91 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 44 2,670 4.44 4,574.85

Columbia College Missouri Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 69.8% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 14.3% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Columbia College resulted in arrests for possession. About 15.9% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Columbia College Missouri 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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Columbia College Missouri Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of Columbia College Missouri crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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Columbia College Missouri On-Campus Crime Stats

59 Total Number of Incidents
5.95 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Columbia College reported 59 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 9,913, that's 5.95 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 6 1,585 0.61 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 9 813 0.91 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 44 2,645 4.44 4,544.91

Columbia College Missouri On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Columbia College Missouri Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

2 Total Number of Incidents
0.20 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Columbia College reported 2 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.20 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 9,913.

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 2 164 0.20 333.33
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

Columbia College Missouri Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Columbia College Missouri crime and safety incidents by category on affiliated off-campus is shown in the following chart.

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Columbia College Missouri Residence Hall Crime Stats

45 Total Number of Incidents
4.54 Incidents per 1000 Students
Columbia College reported 45 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 9,913, that's 4.54 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 1 167 0.10 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 44 2,507 4.44 4,029.94

Columbia College Missouri Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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2 Total Number of Incidents
0.20 Incidents per 1000 Students
Columbia College reported 2 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Columbia neighborhood around the campus in 2019. That works out to 0.20 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 9,913.

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 2 67 0.20 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 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 Columbia College Missouri student-related crime and safety incidents in the Columbia neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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