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2019 Dickinson State University Crime & Safety Report

Is DSU safe? On this page, we'll examine crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Our crime and safety report on DSU includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for DSU

Types of Crime & Safety Incidents

We have compiled this information on crime statistics from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security data. The types of crimes are divided into the following categories: arrests for major crimes, arrests for possession, violence against women, and disciplinary actions.

The arrests for major crimes category includes arrests for things such as murder, robbery, rape, aggravated assault, and arson. 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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

DSU Overall Crime Stats

28 Total Number of Incidents
20.74 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Dickinson State University reported 28 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 1,350, that's 20.74 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 0 1,670 0.00 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 10 880 7.41 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 0.74 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 17 2,670 12.59 4,574.85

DSU Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 60.7% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 35.7% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Dickinson State University resulted in arrests for possession. Acts of violence against women accounted for 3.6% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how DSU 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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DSU Overall Crime by Location

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

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DSU On-Campus Crime Stats

24 Total Number of Incidents
17.78 Incidents per 1000 Students
Dickinson State University reported 24 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 1,350, that's 17.78 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 0 1,585 0.00 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 7 813 5.19 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 17 2,645 12.59 4,544.91

DSU On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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DSU Residence Hall Crime Stats

19 Total Number of Incidents
14.07 Incidents per 1000 Students
Dickinson State University reported 19 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 1,350, that's 14.07 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 0 167 0.00 101.80
Arrests for Possession 3 715 2.22 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 16 2,507 11.85 4,029.94

DSU Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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4 Total Number of Incidents
2.96 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Dickinson State University reported 4 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Dickinson neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 1,350, that's 2.96 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 3 245 2.22 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 0.74 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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