Harvard University: Crime & Safety

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Harvard University is a private not-for-profit school in Cambridge, Massachusetts with about 27,390 students and 16,950 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2012 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 information, Harvard University is a very dangerous place. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety and ranks Harvard University #79 among the Most Dangerous colleges in the USA.

From our perception of the data, this campus has serious problems with forcible sex offenses, also there are certain problems with aggravated assaults.

Campus Safety: Harvard University and Nearby Schools

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Criminal Offenses at Harvard University in 2009 - 2011

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
1
0
0.1%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
69
0
0.4%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
4
0
0.1%

Robbery
12
0
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
15
0
0.2%

Burglary
80
0
0.5%

Motor Vehicle Theft
10
0
0.2%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
0
0
0.0%

Drug Law Violation
0
0
0.0%

Liquor Law Violation
0
0
0.0%

* Crime Chance is American School Search's subjective and approximate estimate for a student's chance of experiencing this crime during their study at Harvard 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 Harvard University campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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