Grand Canyon University

2019 Grand Canyon University Crime & Safety Report

Is Grand Canyon University 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 Grand Canyon University:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Grand Canyon University

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.

Grand Canyon University Overall Crime Stats

751 Total Number of Incidents
7.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
Grand Canyon University reported 751 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 96,211, that's 7.81 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 35 1,670 0.36 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 136 880 1.41 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 12 334 0.12 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 568 2,670 5.90 4,574.85

Grand Canyon University Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 75.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 18.1% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Grand Canyon University resulted in arrests for possession. About 4.7% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 1.6% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Grand Canyon University 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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Grand Canyon University Overall Crime by Location

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

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Grand Canyon University On-Campus Crime Stats

748 Total Number of Incidents
7.77 Incidents per 1000 Students
Grand Canyon University reported 748 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on campus. That works out to 7.77 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 96,211.

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 33 1,585 0.34 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 135 813 1.40 888.89
Violence Against Women 12 331 0.12 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 568 2,645 5.90 4,544.91

Grand Canyon University On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Grand Canyon University Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

2 Total Number of Incidents
0.02 Incidents per 1000 Students
Grand Canyon University reported 2 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. That works out to 0.02 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 96,211.

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 2 164 0.02 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Grand Canyon University Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Grand Canyon University Residence Hall Crime Stats

655 Total Number of Incidents
6.81 Incidents per 1000 Students
Grand Canyon University reported 655 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 96,211, that's 6.81 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 24 167 0.25 101.80
Arrests for Possession 100 715 1.04 180.35
Violence Against Women 7 140 0.07 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 524 2,507 5.45 4,029.94

Grand Canyon University Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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1 Total Number of Incidents
0.01 Incidents per 1000 Students
Grand Canyon University reported 1 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Phoenix neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 96,211, that's 0.01 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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 1 245 0.01 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 Grand Canyon University student-related crime and safety incidents in the Phoenix neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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