Fairmont State University

2019 Fairmont State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Fairmont State 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 Fairmont State:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Fairmont State

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 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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Fairmont State Overall Crime Stats

106 Total Number of Incidents
27.87 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairmont State University reported 106 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Based on a student body population of 3,803, that's 27.87 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 13 1,670 3.42 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 14 880 3.68 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 18 334 4.73 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 61 2,670 16.04 4,574.85

Fairmont State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 57.5% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 13.2% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Fairmont State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 12.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 17.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Fairmont State 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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Fairmont State Overall Crime by Location

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

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Fairmont State On-Campus Crime Stats

102 Total Number of Incidents
26.82 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairmont State University reported 102 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 3,803, that's 26.82 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 13 1,585 3.42 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 13 813 3.42 888.89
Violence Against Women 18 331 4.73 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 58 2,645 15.25 4,544.91

Fairmont State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Fairmont State Residence Hall Crime Stats

74 Total Number of Incidents
19.46 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fairmont State University reported 74 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. Based on a student body population of 3,803, that's 19.46 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 10 167 2.63 101.80
Arrests for Possession 6 715 1.58 180.35
Violence Against Women 14 140 3.68 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 44 2,507 11.57 4,029.94

Fairmont State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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4 Total Number of Incidents
1.05 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Fairmont State University reported 4 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Fairmont neighborhood. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,803, that's 1.05 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 1 245 0.26 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 3 137 0.79 137.93

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

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References

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