DePaul University

2019 DePaul University Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on DePaul:

A Word About the Crime Stats for DePaul

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 unusual for institutions to report that no incidents occurred in some 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.

Zero incidents of reported crime may be nice to see, but it does not necessarily mean the school is safer, as it could indicate lax reporting. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

DePaul Overall Crime Stats

441 Total Number of Incidents
19.99 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, DePaul University reported 441 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Since the number of students at the school that year was 22,064, that's 19.99 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 79 1,670 3.58 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 14 880 0.63 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 23 334 1.04 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 325 2,670 14.73 4,574.85

DePaul Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 73.7% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 3.2% of the crime and safety-related incidents at DePaul University resulted in arrests for possession. About 17.9% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 5.2% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how DePaul 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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DePaul Overall Crime by Location

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

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DePaul On-Campus Crime Stats

384 Total Number of Incidents
17.40 Incidents per 1000 Students
DePaul University reported 384 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 22,064, that's 17.40 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 31 1,585 1.41 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 10 813 0.45 888.89
Violence Against Women 19 331 0.86 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 324 2,645 14.68 4,544.91

DePaul On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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DePaul Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

3 Total Number of Incidents
0.14 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, DePaul University reported 3 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. Since the number of students at the school that year was 22,064, that's 0.14 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 0.09 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 1 144 0.05 305.56

DePaul Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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DePaul Residence Hall Crime Stats

350 Total Number of Incidents
15.86 Incidents per 1000 Students
DePaul University reported 350 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 22,064, that's 15.86 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 16 167 0.73 101.80
Arrests for Possession 8 715 0.36 180.35
Violence Against Women 6 140 0.27 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 320 2,507 14.50 4,029.94

DePaul Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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54 Total Number of Incidents
2.45 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, DePaul University reported 54 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Chicago neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 22,064, that's 2.45 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 46 67 2.08 666.67
Arrests for Possession 4 245 0.18 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 4 24 0.18 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of DePaul student-related crime and safety incidents in the Chicago neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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