Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus

2019 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Crime & Safety Report

Is IUP 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 IUP:

Understanding the Crime Stats for IUP

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 unusual for institutions to report that no incidents occurred in some 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.

Zero incidents of reported crime may be nice to see, but it does not necessarily mean the school is safer, as it could indicate lax reporting. Likewise, a high number of incidents may just mean that the school is stricter about law enforcement and reporting.

IUP Overall Crime Stats

350 Total Number of Incidents
33.15 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus reported 350 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. Since the number of students at the school that year was 10,559, that's 33.15 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 10 1,670 0.95 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 155 880 14.68 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 8 334 0.76 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 177 2,670 16.76 4,574.85

IUP Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 50.6% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 44.3% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus resulted in arrests for possession. About 2.9% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 2.3% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how IUP 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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IUP Overall Crime by Location

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

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IUP On-Campus Crime Stats

340 Total Number of Incidents
32.20 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus reported 340 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Based on a student body population of 10,559, that's 32.20 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 10 1,585 0.95 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 145 813 13.73 888.89
Violence Against Women 8 331 0.76 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 177 2,645 16.76 4,544.91

IUP On-Campus Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of IUP on-campus crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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IUP Residence Hall Crime Stats

264 Total Number of Incidents
25.00 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus reported 264 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. Note that these numbers are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Since the number of students at the school that year was 10,559, that's 25.00 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 10 167 0.95 101.80
Arrests for Possession 93 715 8.81 180.35
Violence Against Women 8 140 0.76 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 153 2,507 14.49 4,029.94

IUP Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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10 Total Number of Incidents
0.95 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus reported 10 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on public property in the surrounding Indiana neighborhood. Based on a student body population of 10,559, that's 0.95 incidents per 1,000 students.

In order to make this data a little clearer, the table below shows the number of incidents by category and the maximum number of incidents reported by a school in that category.

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 10 245 0.95 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 IUP student-related crime and safety incidents in the Indiana neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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