Hampden - Sydney College

2019 Hampden - Sydney College Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on Hampden - Sydney includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Hampden - Sydney

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.

Hampden - Sydney Overall Crime Stats

73 Total Number of Incidents
73.51 Incidents per 1000 Students
Hampden - Sydney College reported 73 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 73.51 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 993.

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 9 1,670 9.06 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 7 880 7.05 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 57 2,670 57.40 4,574.85

Hampden - Sydney Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 78.1% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 9.6% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Hampden - Sydney College resulted in arrests for possession. About 12.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Hampden - Sydney 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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Hampden - Sydney Overall Crime by Location

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

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Hampden - Sydney On-Campus Crime Stats

68 Total Number of Incidents
68.48 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Hampden - Sydney College reported 68 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 993, that's 68.48 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 9 1,585 9.06 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 6 813 6.04 888.89
Violence Against Women 0 331 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 53 2,645 53.37 4,544.91

Hampden - Sydney On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Hampden - Sydney Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

5 Total Number of Incidents
5.04 Incidents per 1000 Students
Hampden - Sydney College reported 5 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on affiliated off-campus properties. Since the number of students at the school that year was 993, that's 5.04 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 0 164 0.00 333.33
Arrests for Possession 1 64 1.01 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 4 144 4.03 305.56

Hampden - Sydney Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Hampden - Sydney Residence Hall Crime Stats

46 Total Number of Incidents
46.32 Incidents per 1000 Students
Hampden - Sydney College reported 46 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 993, that's 46.32 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 4 167 4.03 101.80
Arrests for Possession 3 715 3.02 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 39 2,507 39.27 4,029.94

Hampden - Sydney Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

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