West Texas A & M University: Crime & Safety

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C-
West Texas A & M University is a public school in Canyon, Texas with about 7,910 students and 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.

Safety Evaluation

Based on our analysis of the government information, West Texas A & M University is a relatively unsafe place to study. American School Search gives this school grade "C-" on safety.

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

Campus Safety: West Texas A & M University and Nearby Schools

West Texas A & M University Safety Chart

College Officials' Perspective

American School Search has been contacted by a representative of West Texas A & M University who expressed a different perspective of their campus safety. Our goal is to provide information that is both unbiased and detailed, especially so in regards to such a sensitive topic as campus safety.

Therefore, we have provided West Texas A & M University with an opportunity to present their point of view below:

From: Meri Lyn Odell, Victim Assistance Coordinator

Message: WTAMU is a 4 year residential university unlike most of those listed in comparison and should have a greater number of criminal offenses reported for no other reason than a large group of 18-24 y/o living and studying in close proximity.

U.S. Department of Justice statistics indicate between 20-25% of women will experience a completed or attempted rape during their college career; however more than half of raped college women tell no one of their victimization. Victims of sexual assault may experience symptoms of depression, self-guilt, and anxiety or contemplate suicide for years after their assault.

WTAMU provides services to sexual assault victims whether the assault is reported to the police or not. The victims received services offered at WTAMU and from the community. WTAMU staff is trained to recognize an outcry and assist the victim. WTAMU wants to provide services to the victim now rather than the victim continue to experience symptoms for years to come.

Get more details and analysis about this college from West Texas A & M University Review. Also you might want to check our ratings for the 100 Safest and for the 100 Most Dangerous colleges in the US or learn about American School Search Safety Reports.

Criminal Offenses at West Texas A & M 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
4
0
0.2%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
0
0
0.0%

Robbery
0
0
0.0%

Aggravated Assault
1
0
0.1%

Burglary
35
1
0.6%

Motor Vehicle Theft
1
0
0.1%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
1
1
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
0
0
0.0%

Liquor Law Violation
80
41
1.0%

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

Need to File a Complaint?

If you have been discriminated or abused at West Texas A & M 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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