Indiana Wesleyan University

2019 Indiana Wesleyan University Crime & Safety Report

Is IWU safe? On this page, we'll examine crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

Info in this crime and safety report on IWU:

Understanding the Crime Stats for IWU

Types of Crime & Safety Incidents

We have compiled this information on crime statistics from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security data. The types of crimes are divided into the following categories: arrests for major crimes, arrests for possession, violence against women, and disciplinary actions.

The arrests for major crimes category includes arrests for things such as murder, robbery, rape, aggravated assault, and arson. 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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

IWU Overall Crime Stats

38 Total Number of Incidents
12.01 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana Wesleyan University reported 38 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at other properties affiliated with the school in 2019. That works out to 12.01 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 3,165.

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 12 1,670 3.79 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 3 334 0.95 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 23 2,670 7.27 4,574.85

IWU Overall Crime by Category

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

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Disciplinary actions account for 60.5% of all crime and safety incidents at the school. About 31.6% of incidents were arrests for major crimes. Acts of violence against women accounted for 7.9% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how IWU 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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IWU Overall Crime by Location

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

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IWU On-Campus Crime Stats

36 Total Number of Incidents
11.37 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Indiana Wesleyan University reported 36 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. Since the number of students at the school that year was 3,165, that's 11.37 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 11 1,585 3.48 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 2 331 0.63 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 23 2,645 7.27 4,544.91

IWU On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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IWU Affiliated Off-Campus Crime Stats

2 Total Number of Incidents
0.63 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana Wesleyan University reported 2 safety-related incidents involving students on affiliated off-campus properties in 2019. Based on a student body population of 3,165, that's 0.63 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 1 164 0.32 333.33
Arrests for Possession 0 64 0.00 111.11
Violence Against Women 1 100 0.32 194.44
Disciplinary Actions 0 144 0.00 305.56

IWU Affiliated Off-Campus Crime by Category

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

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IWU Residence Hall Crime Stats

32 Total Number of Incidents
10.11 Incidents per 1000 Students
Indiana Wesleyan University reported 32 incidents related to crime and safety in 2019 that took place in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. That works out to 10.11 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 3,165.

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 10 167 3.16 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 0 140 0.00 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 22 2,507 6.95 4,029.94

IWU Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

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