Eastern Michigan University

2019 Eastern Michigan University Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on Eastern Michigan:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Eastern Michigan

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.

Eastern Michigan Overall Crime Stats

115 Total Number of Incidents
6.47 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Eastern Michigan University reported 115 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 17,784, that's 6.47 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 56 1,670 3.15 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 27 880 1.52 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 31 334 1.74 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 1 2,670 0.06 4,574.85

Eastern Michigan Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 0.9% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 23.5% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Eastern Michigan University resulted in arrests for possession. About 48.7% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 27.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

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

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

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Eastern Michigan On-Campus Crime Stats

76 Total Number of Incidents
4.27 Incidents per 1000 Students
Eastern Michigan University reported 76 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 17,784, that's 4.27 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 37 1,585 2.08 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 8 813 0.45 888.89
Violence Against Women 30 331 1.69 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 1 2,645 0.06 4,544.91

Eastern Michigan On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Eastern Michigan Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

7 Total Number of Incidents
0.39 Incidents per 1000 Students
Eastern Michigan University reported 7 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.39 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 17,784.

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 7 164 0.39 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Eastern Michigan Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Eastern Michigan Residence Hall Crime Stats

41 Total Number of Incidents
2.31 Incidents per 1000 Students
Eastern Michigan University reported 41 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 17,784, that's 2.31 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 22 167 1.24 101.80
Arrests for Possession 1 715 0.06 180.35
Violence Against Women 17 140 0.96 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 1 2,507 0.06 4,029.94

Eastern Michigan Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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32 Total Number of Incidents
1.80 Incidents per 1000 Students
Eastern Michigan University reported 32 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Ypsilanti neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 17,784, that's 1.80 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 12 67 0.67 666.67
Arrests for Possession 19 245 1.07 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 0.06 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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