Hobart and William Smith Colleges

2019 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Crime & Safety Report

Is Hobart and William Smith Colleges 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 The Colleges:

A Word About the Crime Stats for The Colleges

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

Many colleges and universities report zero incidents in some 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.

While zero reported crimes may seem like a good sign, it does not necessarily indicate that the school has been safer. It may just be that the school doesn't have as strict reporting as others. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

The Colleges Overall Crime Stats

387 Total Number of Incidents
186.96 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Hobart and William Smith Colleges reported 387 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. That works out to 186.96 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 2,070.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 30 1,670 14.49 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 880 1.93 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 39 334 18.84 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 314 2,670 151.69 4,574.85

The Colleges Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 81.1% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 1.0% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Hobart and William Smith Colleges resulted in arrests for possession. About 7.8% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 10.1% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how The Colleges 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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The Colleges Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of The Colleges crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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The Colleges On-Campus Crime Stats

380 Total Number of Incidents
183.57 Incidents per 1000 Students
Hobart and William Smith Colleges reported 380 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 2,070, that's 183.57 incidents per 1,000 students.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 29 1,585 14.01 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 2 813 0.97 888.89
Violence Against Women 37 331 17.87 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 312 2,645 150.72 4,544.91

The Colleges On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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The Colleges Residence Hall Crime Stats

342 Total Number of Incidents
165.22 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Hobart and William Smith Colleges reported 342 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 165.22 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 2,070.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 23 167 11.11 101.80
Arrests for Possession 2 715 0.97 180.35
Violence Against Women 20 140 9.66 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 297 2,507 143.48 4,029.94

The Colleges Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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7 Total Number of Incidents
3.38 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Hobart and William Smith Colleges reported 7 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Geneva neighborhood. Since the number of students at the school that year was 2,070, that's 3.38 incidents per 1,000 students.

Below, you can see the number of incidents by category as well as the maximum number of incidents reported by any school for comparison's purposes.

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 0.48 666.67
Arrests for Possession 2 245 0.97 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 2 24 0.97 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 2 137 0.97 137.93

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

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References

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