Dordt University

2019 Dordt University Crime & Safety Report

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

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

Understanding the Crime Stats for Dordt

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

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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Dordt Overall Crime Stats

13 Total Number of Incidents
8.40 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Dordt University reported 13 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 1,547, that's 8.40 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 1 1,670 0.65 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 0.65 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 11 2,670 7.11 4,574.85

Dordt Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 84.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 7.7% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 7.7% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Dordt 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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Dordt Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of Dordt crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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Dordt On-Campus Crime Stats

13 Total Number of Incidents
8.40 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Dordt University reported 13 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,547, that's 8.40 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 1 1,585 0.65 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 0.65 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 11 2,645 7.11 4,544.91

Dordt On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Dordt Residence Hall Crime Stats

13 Total Number of Incidents
8.40 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Dordt University reported 13 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,547, that's 8.40 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 1 167 0.65 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 1 140 0.65 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 11 2,507 7.11 4,029.94

Dordt Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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