Dartmouth College

2019 Dartmouth College Crime & Safety Report

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

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on Dartmouth:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Dartmouth

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.

Dartmouth Overall Crime Stats

369 Total Number of Incidents
55.86 Incidents per 1000 Students
Dartmouth College reported 369 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 6,606, that's 55.86 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 71 1,670 10.75 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 19 880 2.88 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 25 334 3.78 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 254 2,670 38.45 4,574.85

Dartmouth Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 68.8% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 5.1% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Dartmouth College resulted in arrests for possession. About 19.2% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 6.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Dartmouth 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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Dartmouth Overall Crime by Location

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

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Dartmouth On-Campus Crime Stats

343 Total Number of Incidents
51.92 Incidents per 1000 Students
Dartmouth College reported 343 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Based on a student body population of 6,606, that's 51.92 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 66 1,585 9.99 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 12 813 1.82 888.89
Violence Against Women 22 331 3.33 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 243 2,645 36.78 4,544.91

Dartmouth On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Dartmouth Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

6 Total Number of Incidents
0.91 Incidents per 1000 Students
Dartmouth College reported 6 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 6,606, that's 0.91 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 0.30 333.33
Arrests for Possession 1 64 0.15 111.11
Violence Against Women 1 100 0.15 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 2 144 0.30 305.56

Dartmouth Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Dartmouth Residence Hall Crime Stats

296 Total Number of Incidents
44.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
Dartmouth College reported 296 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 44.81 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 6,606.

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 57 167 8.63 101.80
Arrests for Possession 10 715 1.51 180.35
Violence Against Women 11 140 1.67 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 218 2,507 33.00 4,029.94

Dartmouth Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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20 Total Number of Incidents
3.03 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Dartmouth College reported 20 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Hanover neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 6,606, that's 3.03 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 67 0.45 666.67
Arrests for Possession 6 245 0.91 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 2 24 0.30 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 9 137 1.36 137.93

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

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References

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