Fairfield University

2019 Fairfield University Crime & Safety Report

Is Fairfield University 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 Fairfield U:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Fairfield U

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.

Fairfield U Overall Crime Stats

352 Total Number of Incidents
65.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairfield University reported 352 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. That works out to 65.81 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,349.

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 11 1,670 2.06 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 12 880 2.24 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 5 334 0.93 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 324 2,670 60.57 4,574.85

Fairfield U Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 92.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 3.4% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Fairfield University resulted in arrests for possession. About 3.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 1.4% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Fairfield U 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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Fairfield U Overall Crime by Location

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

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Fairfield U On-Campus Crime Stats

352 Total Number of Incidents
65.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Fairfield University reported 352 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 65.81 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,349.

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 11 1,585 2.06 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 12 813 2.24 888.89
Violence Against Women 5 331 0.93 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 324 2,645 60.57 4,544.91

Fairfield U On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Fairfield U Residence Hall Crime Stats

250 Total Number of Incidents
46.74 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairfield University reported 250 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. That works out to 46.74 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,349.

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 11 167 2.06 101.80
Arrests for Possession 6 715 1.12 180.35
Violence Against Women 1 140 0.19 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 232 2,507 43.37 4,029.94

Fairfield U Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

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