John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2019 John Jay College of Criminal Justice Crime & Safety Report

Is John Jay safe? Below we'll take a look at crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Our crime and safety report on John Jay includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for John Jay

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

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

John Jay Overall Crime Stats

42 Total Number of Incidents
2.64 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported 42 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Based on a student body population of 15,880, that's 2.64 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 8 1,670 0.50 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 29 334 1.83 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 5 2,670 0.31 4,574.85

John Jay Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 11.9% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 19.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 69.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how John Jay 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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John Jay Overall Crime by Location

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

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John Jay On-Campus Crime Stats

35 Total Number of Incidents
2.20 Incidents per 1000 Students
John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported 35 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 2.20 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 15,880.

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 5 1,585 0.31 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 27 331 1.70 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 3 2,645 0.19 4,544.91

John Jay On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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John Jay Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

5 Total Number of Incidents
0.31 Incidents per 1000 Students
John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported 5 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. Since the number of students at the school that year was 15,880, that's 0.31 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 2 164 0.13 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 1 100 0.06 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 2 144 0.13 305.56

John Jay Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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2 Total Number of Incidents
0.13 Incidents per 1000 Students
John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported 2 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the New York neighborhood around the campus in 2019. That works out to 0.13 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 15,880.

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 67 0.06 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 0.06 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of John Jay student-related crime and safety incidents in the New York neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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