DePauw University

2019 DePauw University Crime & Safety Report

Is DePauw 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 DePauw:

Understanding the Crime Stats for DePauw

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.

DePauw Overall Crime Stats

166 Total Number of Incidents
84.18 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, DePauw University reported 166 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 1,972, that's 84.18 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 28 1,670 14.20 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 26 880 13.18 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 8 334 4.06 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 104 2,670 52.74 4,574.85

DePauw Overall Crime by Category

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

undefined

Disciplinary actions account for 62.7% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 15.7% of the crime and safety-related incidents at DePauw University resulted in arrests for possession. About 16.9% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 4.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how DePauw 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.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents)
fewer
more
Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
fewer
more
Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
fewer
more
Disciplinary Actions  (Incidents)
fewer
more

We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
fewer
more
Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
fewer
more
Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
fewer
more
Disciplinary Actions  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
fewer
more

DePauw Overall Crime by Location

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

undefined

DePauw On-Campus Crime Stats

124 Total Number of Incidents
62.88 Incidents per 1000 Students
DePauw University reported 124 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 62.88 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,972.

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 18 1,585 9.13 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 16 813 8.11 888.89
Violence Against Women 6 331 3.04 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 84 2,645 42.60 4,544.91

DePauw On-Campus Crime by Category

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

undefined

DePauw Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

30 Total Number of Incidents
15.21 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, DePauw University reported 30 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 1,972, that's 15.21 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 10 164 5.07 333.33
Arrests for Possession 1 64 0.51 111.11
Violence Against Women 2 100 1.01 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 17 144 8.62 305.56

DePauw Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

undefined

DePauw Residence Hall Crime Stats

100 Total Number of Incidents
50.71 Incidents per 1000 Students
DePauw University reported 100 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 1,972, that's 50.71 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 11 167 5.58 101.80
Arrests for Possession 10 715 5.07 180.35
Violence Against Women 5 140 2.54 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 74 2,507 37.53 4,029.94

DePauw Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

undefined

12 Total Number of Incidents
6.09 Incidents per 1000 Students
DePauw University reported 12 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Greencastle public property in areas surrounding the campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,972, that's 6.09 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 9 245 4.56 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 3 137 1.52 137.93

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

undefined

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Find Schools Near You