Harvard University: Crime & Safety

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F
Harvard University is a private not-for-profit school in Cambridge, Massachusetts with about 28,150 students and 16,950 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.

As of May 1, 2014, Harvard University is under investigation for alleged violations of federal laws over the handling of sexual violence and sexual harassment complaints.

Safety Evaluation

According to our analysis of the government data, Harvard University is a very dangerous place. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety and ranks Harvard University #88 among the Most Dangerous colleges in the USA.

From our perception of the data, this campus has major problems with forcible sex offenses.

Campus Safety: Harvard University and Nearby Schools

Harvard University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at Harvard 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
83
0
0.5%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
4
0
0.1%

Robbery
10
0
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
14
0
0.2%

Burglary
93
0
0.5%

Motor Vehicle Theft
9
0
0.2%

Arson
1
0
0.1%

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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If you have been discriminated or abused at Harvard 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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