Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

2019 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Crime & Safety Report

Is Georgia Tech safe? On this page, we'll examine crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Our crime and safety report on Georgia Tech includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Georgia Tech

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.

Georgia Tech Overall Crime Stats

505 Total Number of Incidents
13.91 Incidents per 1000 Students
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus reported 505 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. That works out to 13.91 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 36,302.

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 86 1,670 2.37 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 46 880 1.27 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 17 334 0.47 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 356 2,670 9.81 4,574.85

Georgia Tech Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 70.5% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 9.1% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus resulted in arrests for possession. About 17.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 3.4% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Georgia Tech 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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Georgia Tech Overall Crime by Location

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

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Georgia Tech On-Campus Crime Stats

431 Total Number of Incidents
11.87 Incidents per 1000 Students
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus reported 431 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. That works out to 11.87 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 36,302.

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 66 1,585 1.82 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 24 813 0.66 888.89
Violence Against Women 17 331 0.47 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 324 2,645 8.93 4,544.91

Georgia Tech On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Georgia Tech Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

36 Total Number of Incidents
0.99 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus reported 36 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.99 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 36,302.

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 18 164 0.50 333.33
Arrests for Possession 2 64 0.06 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 16 144 0.44 305.56

Georgia Tech Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Georgia Tech Residence Hall Crime Stats

308 Total Number of Incidents
8.48 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus reported 308 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 8.48 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 36,302.

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 14 167 0.39 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 4 140 0.11 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 290 2,507 7.99 4,029.94

Georgia Tech Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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38 Total Number of Incidents
1.05 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus reported 38 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Atlanta neighborhood. That works out to 1.05 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 36,302.

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 2 67 0.06 666.67
Arrests for Possession 20 245 0.55 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 16 137 0.44 137.93

The percentage breakdown of Georgia Tech student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding Atlanta neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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