Creighton University

2019 Creighton University Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on Creighton:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Creighton

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.

Creighton Overall Crime Stats

475 Total Number of Incidents
53.85 Incidents per 1000 Students
Creighton University reported 475 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Based on a student body population of 8,821, that's 53.85 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 37 1,670 4.19 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 34 880 3.85 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 32 334 3.63 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 372 2,670 42.17 4,574.85

Creighton Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 78.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 7.2% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Creighton University resulted in arrests for possession. About 7.8% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 6.7% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Creighton 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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Creighton Overall Crime by Location

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

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Creighton On-Campus Crime Stats

432 Total Number of Incidents
48.97 Incidents per 1000 Students
Creighton University reported 432 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 48.97 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 8,821.

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 28 1,585 3.17 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 25 813 2.83 888.89
Violence Against Women 30 331 3.40 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 349 2,645 39.56 4,544.91

Creighton On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Creighton Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

36 Total Number of Incidents
4.08 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Creighton University reported 36 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. Based on a student body population of 8,821, that's 4.08 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 3 164 0.34 333.33
Arrests for Possession 8 64 0.91 111.11
Violence Against Women 2 100 0.23 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 23 144 2.61 305.56

Creighton Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Creighton Residence Hall Crime Stats

354 Total Number of Incidents
40.13 Incidents per 1000 Students
Creighton University reported 354 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place 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 8,821, that's 40.13 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 12 167 1.36 101.80
Arrests for Possession 4 715 0.45 180.35
Violence Against Women 5 140 0.57 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 333 2,507 37.75 4,029.94

Creighton Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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7 Total Number of Incidents
0.79 Incidents per 1000 Students
Creighton University reported 7 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Omaha public property in areas surrounding the campus. That works out to 0.79 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 8,821.

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 67 0.68 666.67
Arrests for Possession 1 245 0.11 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The percentage breakdown of Creighton student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding Omaha neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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