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2019 Fresno City College Crime & Safety Report

Is Fresno City College 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 Fresno City College:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Fresno City 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.

Fresno City College Overall Crime Stats

44 Total Number of Incidents
1.77 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Fresno City College reported 44 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 24,806, that's 1.77 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 16 1,670 0.65 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 23 880 0.93 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 5 334 0.20 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

Fresno City College Overall Crime by Category

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

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Around 52.3% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Fresno City College resulted in arrests for possession. About 36.4% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 11.4% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Fresno City 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.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
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We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Fresno City College Overall Crime by Location

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

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Fresno City College On-Campus Crime Stats

41 Total Number of Incidents
1.65 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fresno City College reported 41 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 1.65 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 24,806.

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 16 1,585 0.65 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 20 813 0.81 888.89
Violence Against Women 5 331 0.20 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

Fresno City College On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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3 Total Number of Incidents
0.12 Incidents per 1000 Students
Fresno City College reported 3 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Fresno public property in areas surrounding the campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 24,806, that's 0.12 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 3 245 0.12 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 Fresno City College student-related crime and safety incidents in the Fresno neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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