Indiana University - South Bend

2019 Indiana University - South Bend Crime & Safety Report

Is Indiana University - South Bend 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 University - South Bend:

A Word About the Crime Stats for Indiana University - South Bend

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.

Indiana University - South Bend Overall Crime Stats

122 Total Number of Incidents
23.96 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana University - South Bend reported 122 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. Based on a student body population of 5,092, that's 23.96 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 5 1,670 0.98 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 3 880 0.59 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 6 334 1.18 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 108 2,670 21.21 4,574.85

Indiana University - South Bend Overall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Indiana University - South Bend crime and safety incidents by category is shown in the following chart.

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Disciplinary actions account for 88.5% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. Around 2.5% of the crime and safety-related incidents at Indiana University - South Bend resulted in arrests for possession. About 4.1% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 4.9% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Indiana University - South Bend 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 University - South Bend Overall Crime by Location

The chart below shows what percentage of Indiana University - South Bend crime and safety incidents happened in each location.

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Indiana University - South Bend On-Campus Crime Stats

120 Total Number of Incidents
23.57 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana University - South Bend reported 120 safety-related incidents involving students on campus in 2019. Since the number of students at the school that year was 5,092, that's 23.57 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 4 1,585 0.79 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 3 813 0.59 888.89
Violence Against Women 5 331 0.98 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 108 2,645 21.21 4,544.91

Indiana University - South Bend On-Campus Crime by Category

The chart below shows what percentage of Indiana University - South Bend on-campus crime and safety incidents are in each category.

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Indiana University - South Bend Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

1 Total Number of Incidents
0.20 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Indiana University - South Bend reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on affiliated off-campus properties. That works out to 0.20 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,092.

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 1 164 0.20 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 0 100 0.00 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

Indiana University - South Bend Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Indiana University - South Bend Residence Hall Crime Stats

114 Total Number of Incidents
22.39 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Indiana University - South Bend reported 114 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. Based on a student body population of 5,092, that's 22.39 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 2 167 0.39 101.80
Arrests for Possession 2 715 0.39 180.35
Violence Against Women 3 140 0.59 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 107 2,507 21.01 4,029.94

Indiana University - South Bend Residence Hall Crime by Category

The percentage breakdown of Indiana University - South Bend crime and safety incidents by category in residence halls is shown in the following chart.

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1 Total Number of Incidents
0.20 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana University - South Bend reported 1 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019. These student-involved incidents took place on South Bend public property in areas surrounding the campus. That works out to 0.20 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 5,092.

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 0 245 0.00 1,294.12
Violence Against Women 1 24 0.20 555.56
Disciplinary Actions 0 137 0.00 137.93

The chart below shows what percentage of Indiana University - South Bend student-related crime and safety incidents in the South Bend neighborhood surrounding the campus are in each category.

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References

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