Hagerstown Community College

2019 Hagerstown Community College Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on HCC includes:

A Word About the Crime Stats for HCC

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 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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

HCC Overall Crime Stats

10 Total Number of Incidents
2.60 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Hagerstown Community College reported 10 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 3,848, that's 2.60 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 9 1,670 2.34 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 0.26 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

HCC Overall Crime by Category

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

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About 90.0% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 10.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how HCC 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 Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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HCC Overall Crime by Location

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

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HCC On-Campus Crime Stats

5 Total Number of Incidents
1.30 Incidents per 1000 Students
Hagerstown Community College reported 5 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 3,848, that's 1.30 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 4 1,585 1.04 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 0.26 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

HCC On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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5 Total Number of Incidents
1.30 Incidents per 1000 Students
Hagerstown Community College reported 5 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Hagerstown neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,848, that's 1.30 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 5 67 1.30 666.67
Arrests for Possession 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

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

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References

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