Gettysburg College

2019 Gettysburg College Crime & Safety Report

Is Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Gettysburg

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.

Gettysburg Overall Crime Stats

424 Total Number of Incidents
178.90 Incidents per 1000 Students
Gettysburg College reported 424 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. Based on a student body population of 2,370, that's 178.90 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 28 1,670 11.81 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 21 880 8.86 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 19 334 8.02 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 356 2,670 150.21 4,574.85

Gettysburg Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 84.0% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 5.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Gettysburg College resulted in arrests for possession. About 6.6% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 4.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Gettysburg 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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Gettysburg Overall Crime by Location

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

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Gettysburg On-Campus Crime Stats

368 Total Number of Incidents
155.27 Incidents per 1000 Students
Gettysburg College reported 368 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 155.27 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 2,370.

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 22 1,585 9.28 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 7 813 2.95 888.89
Violence Against Women 19 331 8.02 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 320 2,645 135.02 4,544.91

Gettysburg On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Gettysburg Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

38 Total Number of Incidents
16.03 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Gettysburg College reported 38 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 16.03 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 2,370.

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 5 164 2.11 333.33
Arrests for Possession 3 64 1.27 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 30 144 12.66 305.56

Gettysburg Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Gettysburg Residence Hall Crime Stats

338 Total Number of Incidents
142.62 Incidents per 1000 Students
Gettysburg College reported 338 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 142.62 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 2,370.

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 19 167 8.02 101.80
Arrests for Possession 4 715 1.69 180.35
Violence Against Women 16 140 6.75 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 299 2,507 126.16 4,029.94

Gettysburg Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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18 Total Number of Incidents
7.59 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Gettysburg College reported 18 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Gettysburg neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 2,370, that's 7.59 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 1 67 0.42 666.67
Arrests for Possession 11 245 4.64 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 6 137 2.53 137.93

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

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References

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