Georgia State University

2019 Georgia State University Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Georgia State includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Georgia 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.

Georgia State Overall Crime Stats

652 Total Number of Incidents
18.61 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Georgia State University reported 652 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. That works out to 18.61 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 35,041.

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 38 1,670 1.08 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 309 880 8.82 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 23 334 0.66 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 282 2,670 8.05 4,574.85

Georgia State Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 43.3% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 47.4% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Georgia State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 5.8% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 3.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

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

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

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Georgia State On-Campus Crime Stats

442 Total Number of Incidents
12.61 Incidents per 1000 Students
Georgia State University reported 442 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 35,041, that's 12.61 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 1,585 0.40 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 123 813 3.51 888.89
Violence Against Women 23 331 0.66 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 282 2,645 8.05 4,544.91

Georgia State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Georgia State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

6 Total Number of Incidents
0.17 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Georgia State University reported 6 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.17 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 35,041.

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 2 164 0.06 333.33
Arrests for Possession 4 64 0.11 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Georgia State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Georgia State crime and safety incidents on affiliated off-campus properties are in each category.

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Georgia State Residence Hall Crime Stats

381 Total Number of Incidents
10.87 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Georgia State University reported 381 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. Based on a student body population of 35,041, that's 10.87 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 8 167 0.23 101.80
Arrests for Possession 74 715 2.11 180.35
Violence Against Women 18 140 0.51 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 281 2,507 8.02 4,029.94

Georgia State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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204 Total Number of Incidents
5.82 Incidents per 1000 Students
Georgia State University reported 204 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Atlanta public property in areas surrounding the campus. That works out to 5.82 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 35,041.

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 22 67 0.63 666.67
Arrests for Possession 182 245 5.19 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 Georgia State student-related crime and safety incidents in the Atlanta neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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