Teachers College at Columbia University

2019 Teachers College at Columbia University Crime & Safety Report

Is Teachers College at Columbia University safe? On this page, we'll examine crime statistics for the college campus and surrounding areas.

What you'll find in our crime and safety report on Teachers College:

Understanding the Crime Stats for Teachers College

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

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. Similarly, a high number of incidents could indicate that the school is more strict about reporting and law enforcement than other institutions.

Teachers College Overall Crime Stats

11 Total Number of Incidents
2.45 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Teachers College at Columbia University reported 11 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. That works out to 2.45 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 4,489.

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 1,670 0.00 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 880 0.00 1,352.94
Violence Against Women 11 334 2.45 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,670 0.00 4,574.85

Teachers College Overall Crime by Category

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

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Acts of violence against women accounted for 100.0% of incidents.

Comparison to Other Schools in the Nation

The charts below show how Teachers College 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.

Violence Against Women  (Incidents)
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Violence Against Women  (Incidents per 1000 Students)
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Teachers College Overall Crime by Location

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

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Teachers College On-Campus Crime Stats

11 Total Number of Incidents
2.45 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Teachers College at Columbia University reported 11 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students on campus. That works out to 2.45 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 4,489.

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 1,585 0.00 4,000.00
Arrests for Possession 0 813 0.00 888.89
Violence Against Women 11 331 2.45 1,000.00
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,645 0.00 4,544.91

Teachers College On-Campus Crime by Category

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

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Teachers College Residence Hall Crime Stats

6 Total Number of Incidents
1.34 Incidents per 1000 Students
In 2019, Teachers College at Columbia University reported 6 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students in residence halls. These counts are also included in the on-campus crimes category. Based on a student body population of 4,489, that's 1.34 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 0 167 0.00 101.80
Arrests for Possession 0 715 0.00 180.35
Violence Against Women 6 140 1.34 53.89
Disciplinary Actions 0 2,507 0.00 4,029.94

Teachers College Residence Hall Crime by Category

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

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References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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