Indiana University - Northwest

2019 Indiana University - Northwest Crime & Safety Report

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

Our crime and safety report on IU Northwest includes:

Understanding the Crime Stats for IU Northwest

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

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. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

IU Northwest Overall Crime Stats

9 Total Number of Incidents
2.32 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana University - Northwest reported 9 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 2.32 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 3,877.

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 3 1,670 0.77 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 4 880 1.03 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 2 334 0.52 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

IU Northwest Overall Crime by Category

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

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Around 44.4% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Indiana University - Northwest resulted in arrests for possession. About 33.3% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 22.2% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how IU Northwest 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.

Arrests for Possession  (Incidents)
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Arrests for Major Crimes  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (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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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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IU Northwest Overall Crime by Location

The percentage breakdown of IU Northwest crime and safety incidents by location is shown in the following chart.

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IU Northwest On-Campus Crime Stats

5 Total Number of Incidents
1.29 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Indiana University - Northwest reported 5 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Based on a student body population of 3,877, that's 1.29 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 3 1,585 0.77 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 2 331 0.52 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

IU Northwest On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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4 Total Number of Incidents
1.03 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Indiana University - Northwest reported 4 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Gary neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 3,877, that's 1.03 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 67 0.00 666.67
Arrests for Possession 4 245 1.03 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 IU Northwest student-related crime and safety incidents in the Gary neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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