Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus

2019 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus Crime & Safety Report

Is FDU 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 FDU:

Understanding the Crime Stats for FDU

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.

FDU Overall Crime Stats

51 Total Number of Incidents
15.15 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus reported 51 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,366, that's 15.15 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 0 1,670 0.00 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 880 1.19 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 4 334 1.19 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 43 2,670 12.77 4,574.85

FDU Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 84.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 7.8% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus resulted in arrests for possession. Acts of violence against women accounted for 7.8% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how FDU 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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FDU Overall Crime by Location

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

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FDU On-Campus Crime Stats

51 Total Number of Incidents
15.15 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus reported 51 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 3,366, that's 15.15 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 0 1,585 0.00 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 813 1.19 888.89
Violence Against Women 4 331 1.19 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 43 2,645 12.77 4,544.91

FDU On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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FDU Residence Hall Crime Stats

45 Total Number of Incidents
13.37 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus reported 45 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 3,366, that's 13.37 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 0 167 0.00 101.80
Arrests for Possession 4 715 1.19 180.35
Violence Against Women 3 140 0.89 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 38 2,507 11.29 4,029.94

FDU Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

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