Welch College

2019 Welch College Crime & Safety Report

Is Welch 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 Welch:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Welch

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.

Welch Overall Crime Stats

5 Total Number of Incidents
11.74 Incidents per 1000 Students
Welch College reported 5 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 426, that's 11.74 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 4 1,670 9.39 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 880 2.35 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

Welch Overall Crime by Category

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

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Around 20.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Welch College resulted in arrests for possession. About 80.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Welch 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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Arrests for Possession  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Welch Overall Crime by Location

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

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Welch On-Campus Crime Stats

3 Total Number of Incidents
7.04 Incidents per 1000 Students
Welch College reported 3 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Based on a student body population of 426, that's 7.04 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 3 1,585 7.04 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

Welch On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Welch Residence Hall Crime Stats

3 Total Number of Incidents
7.04 Incidents per 1000 Students
Welch College reported 3 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 426, that's 7.04 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 3 167 7.04 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,507 0.00 4,029.94

Welch Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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2 Total Number of Incidents
4.69 Incidents per 1000 Students
Welch College reported 2 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Gallatin neighborhood around the campus in 2019. That works out to 4.69 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 426.

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 1 67 2.35 666.67
Arrests for Possession 1 245 2.35 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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