Florida Gulf Coast University

2019 Florida Gulf Coast University Crime & Safety Report

Is Florida Gulf Coast University safe? Below we'll take a look at crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Info in this crime and safety report on FGCU:

A Word About the Crime Stats for FGCU

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

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

FGCU Overall Crime Stats

217 Total Number of Incidents
14.49 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Florida Gulf Coast University reported 217 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Based on a student body population of 14,977, that's 14.49 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 1,670 0.53 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 880 0.13 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 3 334 0.20 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 204 2,670 13.62 4,574.85

FGCU Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 94.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 0.9% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Florida Gulf Coast University resulted in arrests for possession. About 3.7% 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 FGCU 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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FGCU Overall Crime by Location

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

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FGCU On-Campus Crime Stats

208 Total Number of Incidents
13.89 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Florida Gulf Coast University reported 208 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 13.89 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 14,977.

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 7 1,585 0.47 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 813 0.13 888.89
Violence Against Women 2 331 0.13 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 197 2,645 13.15 4,544.91

FGCU On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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FGCU Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

8 Total Number of Incidents
0.53 Incidents per 1000 Students
Florida Gulf Coast University reported 8 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. Based on a student body population of 14,977, that's 0.53 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 0.07 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 1 100 0.07 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 6 144 0.40 305.56

FGCU Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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FGCU Residence Hall Crime Stats

194 Total Number of Incidents
12.95 Incidents per 1000 Students
Florida Gulf Coast University reported 194 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 14,977, that's 12.95 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 2 167 0.13 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 2 140 0.13 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 190 2,507 12.69 4,029.94

FGCU Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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1 Total Number of Incidents
0.07 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Florida Gulf Coast University reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Fort Myers neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 14,977, that's 0.07 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 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 1 137 0.07 137.93

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

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References

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