Eastern Mennonite University

2019 Eastern Mennonite University Crime & Safety Report

Is Eastern Mennonite 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 Eastern Mennonite:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Eastern Mennonite

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.

Eastern Mennonite Overall Crime Stats

40 Total Number of Incidents
29.46 Incidents per 1000 Students
Eastern Mennonite University reported 40 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place at or near campus or on other properties affiliated with the school. That works out to 29.46 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,358.

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 5 1,670 3.68 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 5 334 3.68 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 30 2,670 22.09 4,574.85

Eastern Mennonite Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 75.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 12.5% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 12.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Eastern Mennonite 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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Eastern Mennonite Overall Crime by Location

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

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Eastern Mennonite On-Campus Crime Stats

40 Total Number of Incidents
29.46 Incidents per 1000 Students
Eastern Mennonite University reported 40 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 29.46 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,358.

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 5 1,585 3.68 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 5 331 3.68 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 30 2,645 22.09 4,544.91

Eastern Mennonite On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Eastern Mennonite Residence Hall Crime Stats

35 Total Number of Incidents
25.77 Incidents per 1000 Students
Eastern Mennonite University reported 35 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. Based on a student body population of 1,358, that's 25.77 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 1 167 0.74 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 4 140 2.95 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 30 2,507 22.09 4,029.94

Eastern Mennonite Residence Hall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Eastern Mennonite 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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