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2019 El Paso Community College Crime & Safety Report

Is El Paso Community College safe? Below we'll take a look at crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Info in this crime and safety report on El Paso Community College:

Understanding the Crime Stats for El Paso Community College

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.

El Paso Community College Overall Crime Stats

12 Total Number of Incidents
0.41 Incidents per 1000 Students
El Paso Community College reported 12 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. That works out to 0.41 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 29,080.

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 3 1,670 0.10 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 3 880 0.10 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 4 334 0.14 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 2 2,670 0.07 4,574.85

El Paso Community College Overall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of El Paso Community College crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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Disciplinary actions account for 16.7% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 25.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at El Paso Community College resulted in arrests for possession. About 25.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 33.3% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how El Paso Community College 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)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
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Disciplinary Actions  (Incidents)
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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)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Disciplinary Actions  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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El Paso Community College Overall Crime by Location

The percentage breakdown of El Paso Community College crime and safety incidents by location is shown in the following chart.

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El Paso Community College On-Campus Crime Stats

7 Total Number of Incidents
0.24 Incidents per 1000 Students
El Paso Community College reported 7 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 29,080, that's 0.24 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 1,585 0.03 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 3 813 0.10 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 0.03 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 2 2,645 0.07 4,544.91

El Paso Community College On-Campus Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of El Paso Community College on-campus crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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5 Total Number of Incidents
0.17 Incidents per 1000 Students
El Paso Community College reported 5 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the El Paso neighborhood around the campus in 2019. That works out to 0.17 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 29,080.

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 2 67 0.07 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 3 24 0.10 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The percentage breakdown of El Paso Community College student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding El Paso neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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