Framingham State University

2019 Framingham State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Framingham State 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 Framingham State:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Framingham State

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.

Framingham State Overall Crime Stats

67 Total Number of Incidents
12.28 Incidents per 1000 Students
Framingham State University reported 67 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. That works out to 12.28 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,456.

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 19 1,670 3.48 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 880 0.37 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 2 334 0.37 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 44 2,670 8.06 4,574.85

Framingham State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 65.7% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 3.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Framingham State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 28.4% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 3.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

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

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

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Framingham State On-Campus Crime Stats

67 Total Number of Incidents
12.28 Incidents per 1000 Students
Framingham State University reported 67 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 12.28 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,456.

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 19 1,585 3.48 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 813 0.37 888.89
Violence Against Women 2 331 0.37 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 44 2,645 8.06 4,544.91

Framingham State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Framingham State Residence Hall Crime Stats

62 Total Number of Incidents
11.36 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Framingham State University reported 62 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 5,456, that's 11.36 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 14 167 2.57 101.80
Arrests for Possession 2 715 0.37 180.35
Violence Against Women 2 140 0.37 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 44 2,507 8.06 4,029.94

Framingham State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

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