Illinois Wesleyan University

2019 Illinois Wesleyan University Crime & Safety Report

Is Illinois Wesleyan 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 Illinois Wesleyan:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Illinois Wesleyan

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.

Illinois Wesleyan Overall Crime Stats

82 Total Number of Incidents
50.34 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Illinois Wesleyan University reported 82 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 1,629, that's 50.34 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 6 1,670 3.68 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 1 334 0.61 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 75 2,670 46.04 4,574.85

Illinois Wesleyan Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 91.5% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 7.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 1.2% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Illinois Wesleyan 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.

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Illinois Wesleyan Overall Crime by Location

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

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Illinois Wesleyan On-Campus Crime Stats

82 Total Number of Incidents
50.34 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Illinois Wesleyan University reported 82 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Based on a student body population of 1,629, that's 50.34 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 6 1,585 3.68 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 1 331 0.61 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 75 2,645 46.04 4,544.91

Illinois Wesleyan On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Illinois Wesleyan Residence Hall Crime Stats

81 Total Number of Incidents
49.72 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Illinois Wesleyan University reported 81 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 49.72 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 1,629.

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 5 167 3.07 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 1 140 0.61 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 75 2,507 46.04 4,029.94

Illinois Wesleyan Residence Hall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Illinois Wesleyan crime and safety incidents by category in residence halls is shown in the following chart.

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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