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2019 Ferrum College Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Ferrum College includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Ferrum 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 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. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

Ferrum College Overall Crime Stats

99 Total Number of Incidents
94.29 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Ferrum College reported 99 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,050, that's 94.29 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 6 1,670 5.71 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 880 0.95 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 6 334 5.71 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 86 2,670 81.90 4,574.85

Ferrum College Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 86.9% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 1.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Ferrum College resulted in arrests for possession. About 6.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 6.1% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Ferrum 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.

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Ferrum College Overall Crime by Location

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

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Ferrum College On-Campus Crime Stats

99 Total Number of Incidents
94.29 Incidents per 1000 Students
Ferrum College reported 99 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,050, that's 94.29 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 6 1,585 5.71 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 813 0.95 888.89
Violence Against Women 6 331 5.71 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 86 2,645 81.90 4,544.91

Ferrum College On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Ferrum College Residence Hall Crime Stats

80 Total Number of Incidents
76.19 Incidents per 1000 Students
Ferrum College reported 80 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 1,050, that's 76.19 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 5 167 4.76 101.80
Arrests for Possession 1 715 0.95 180.35
Violence Against Women 4 140 3.81 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 70 2,507 66.67 4,029.94

Ferrum College Residence Hall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Ferrum College crime and safety incidents by category in residence halls is shown in the following chart.

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References

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