George Mason University: Crime & Safety

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George Mason University is a public school in Fairfax, Virginia with about 32,960 students and 4,860 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2014 public data sets for various categories of violent and non-violent crimes committed both on-campus and off-campus over the last three years.

Safety Evaluation

According to our analysis of the government numbers, George Mason University is a relatively dangerous place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "D" on safety.

From our perception of the data, there are some problems with forcible sex offenses.

Campus Safety: George Mason University and Nearby Schools

George Mason University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at George Mason University in 2011 - 2013

Alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local police
Does not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions for crime


Type of Crime or Arrest
On-campus
Off-campus
Crime Chance*

Murder
0
0
0.0%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
20
1
0.2%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
0
0
0.0%

Robbery
2
0
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
5
0
0.1%

Burglary
93
0
0.5%

Motor Vehicle Theft
8
0
0.2%

Arson
2
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
4
0
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
0
0
0.0%

Liquor Law Violation
457
1
1.1%

* Crime Chance is American School Search's subjective and approximate estimate for a student's chance of experiencing this crime during their study at George Mason University based on the present enrollment, past crime history, current crime trend, and an assumption that the school reports accurate numbers to the government. Safety Grade is American School Search's subjective evaluation of George Mason University campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at George Mason University, or you believe that this college underreports campus crime statistics, then please consider filing a complaint with US Department of Education.

As of May 1st, 2014, fifty five colleges are under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Many of those schools are frequent guests in our exclusive 100 Most Dangerous Colleges list.

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