Lehman College

2019 Lehman College Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Lehman includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Lehman

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.

Lehman Overall Crime Stats

11 Total Number of Incidents
0.73 Incidents per 1000 Students
Lehman College reported 11 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 15,143, that's 0.73 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 8 1,670 0.53 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 880 0.13 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 0.07 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

Lehman Overall Crime by Category

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

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Around 18.2% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Lehman College resulted in arrests for possession. About 72.7% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 9.1% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Lehman 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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We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

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Lehman Overall Crime by Location

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

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Lehman On-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.07 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Lehman College reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 0.07 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 15,143.

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 0 1,585 0.00 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 0.07 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

Lehman On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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10 Total Number of Incidents
0.66 Incidents per 1000 Students
Lehman College reported 10 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Bronx public property in areas surrounding the campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 15,143, that's 0.66 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 8 67 0.53 666.67
Arrests for Possession 2 245 0.13 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 Lehman student-related crime and safety incidents in the Bronx neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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