Coppin State University

2019 Coppin State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Coppin State University 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 Coppin:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Coppin

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.

Coppin Overall Crime Stats

102 Total Number of Incidents
37.44 Incidents per 1000 Students
Coppin State University reported 102 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 2,724, that's 37.44 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 44 1,670 16.15 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 58 2,670 21.29 4,574.85

Coppin Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 56.9% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 43.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Coppin 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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Coppin Overall Crime by Location

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

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Coppin On-Campus Crime Stats

77 Total Number of Incidents
28.27 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Coppin State University reported 77 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 28.27 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 2,724.

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 19 1,585 6.98 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 58 2,645 21.29 4,544.91

Coppin On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Coppin Residence Hall Crime Stats

64 Total Number of Incidents
23.49 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Coppin State University reported 64 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 2,724, that's 23.49 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 6 167 2.20 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 58 2,507 21.29 4,029.94

Coppin Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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25 Total Number of Incidents
9.18 Incidents per 1000 Students
Coppin State University reported 25 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Baltimore neighborhood around the campus in 2019. That works out to 9.18 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 2,724.

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 25 67 9.18 666.67
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 Coppin student-related crime and safety incidents in the Baltimore neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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