Indiana State University

2019 Indiana State University Crime & Safety Report

Is Indiana State safe? Below we'll take a look at crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on Indiana State:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Indiana State

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.

Indiana State Overall Crime Stats

217 Total Number of Incidents
17.87 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana State University reported 217 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 17.87 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 12,144.

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 44 1,670 3.62 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 49 880 4.03 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 25 334 2.06 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 99 2,670 8.15 4,574.85

Indiana State Overall Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Indiana State crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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Disciplinary actions account for 45.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 22.6% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Indiana State University resulted in arrests for possession. About 20.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 11.5% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Indiana State 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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Indiana State Overall Crime by Location

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

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Indiana State On-Campus Crime Stats

191 Total Number of Incidents
15.73 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana State University reported 191 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 12,144, that's 15.73 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 40 1,585 3.29 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 32 813 2.64 888.89
Violence Against Women 25 331 2.06 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 94 2,645 7.74 4,544.91

Indiana State On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Indiana State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

5 Total Number of Incidents
0.41 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Indiana State University reported 5 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.41 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 12,144.

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 4 164 0.33 333.33
Arrests for Possession 1 64 0.08 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Indiana State Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Indiana State Residence Hall Crime Stats

140 Total Number of Incidents
11.53 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana State University reported 140 safety-related incidents involving students in residence halls in 2019. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 11.53 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 12,144.

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 31 167 2.55 101.80
Arrests for Possession 23 715 1.89 180.35
Violence Against Women 15 140 1.24 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 71 2,507 5.85 4,029.94

Indiana State Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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21 Total Number of Incidents
1.73 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana State University reported 21 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on Terre Haute public property in areas surrounding the campus. That works out to 1.73 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 12,144.

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 0 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 16 245 1.32 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 0 24 0.00 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 5 137 0.41 137.93

The percentage breakdown of Indiana State student-related crime and safety incidents by category in the surrounding Terre Haute neighborhood is shown in the following chart.

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References

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