Fitchburg State University

2019 Fitchburg State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Fitchburg 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 Fitchburg State:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Fitchburg 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

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.

Fitchburg State Overall Crime Stats

125 Total Number of Incidents
17.24 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fitchburg State University reported 125 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place at or near campus or on other properties affiliated with the school. Since the number of students at the school that year was 7,251, that's 17.24 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 10 1,670 1.38 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 3 880 0.41 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 9 334 1.24 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 103 2,670 14.20 4,574.85

Fitchburg State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 82.4% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 2.4% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Fitchburg State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 8.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 7.2% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

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

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

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Fitchburg State On-Campus Crime Stats

119 Total Number of Incidents
16.41 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fitchburg State University reported 119 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 7,251, that's 16.41 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 8 1,585 1.10 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 813 0.14 888.89
Violence Against Women 8 331 1.10 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 102 2,645 14.07 4,544.91

Fitchburg State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Fitchburg State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.14 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Fitchburg State University reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. Based on a student body population of 7,251, that's 0.14 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 1 164 0.14 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Fitchburg State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Fitchburg State crime and safety incidents on affiliated off-campus properties are in each category.

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Fitchburg State Residence Hall Crime Stats

104 Total Number of Incidents
14.34 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fitchburg State University reported 104 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 14.34 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 7,251.

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 1 167 0.14 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 5 140 0.69 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 98 2,507 13.52 4,029.94

Fitchburg State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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5 Total Number of Incidents
0.69 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fitchburg State University reported 5 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Fitchburg neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 7,251, that's 0.69 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 1 67 0.14 666.67
Arrests for Possession 2 245 0.28 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 0.14 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 1 137 0.14 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of Fitchburg State student-related crime and safety incidents in the Fitchburg neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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