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2019 High Desert Medical College Crime & Safety Report

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

Info in this crime and safety report on High Desert Medical College:

Understanding the Crime Stats for High Desert Medical College

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.

High Desert Medical College Overall Crime Stats

3 Total Number of Incidents
4.26 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, High Desert Medical College reported 3 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. Based on a student body population of 704, that's 4.26 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 2 1,670 2.84 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 1 880 1.42 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 0 334 0.00 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

High Desert Medical College Overall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of High Desert Medical College crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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Around 33.3% of the crime and safety-related incidents at High Desert Medical College resulted in arrests for possession. About 66.7% of incidents were arrests for major crimes.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how High Desert Medical College 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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We can factor in the size of the school and look at the incidents per thousand students as well.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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High Desert Medical College Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of High Desert Medical College crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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3 Total Number of Incidents
4.26 Incidents per 1000 Students
High Desert Medical College reported 3 safety-related incidents involving students on public property in the Lancaster neighborhood around the campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 704, that's 4.26 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 2 67 2.84 666.67
Arrests for Possession 1 245 1.42 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 High Desert Medical College student-related crime and safety incidents in the Lancaster neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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