Widener University: Crime & Safety

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D+
Widener University is a private not-for-profit school in Chester, Pennsylvania with about 4,720 students and 1,070 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 data, Widener University is a relatively dangerous place to study. American School Search gives this school grade "D+" on safety.

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

Campus Safety: Widener University and Nearby Schools

Widener University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at Widener 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
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
0
0
0.0%

Robbery
1
0
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
4
0
0.3%

Burglary
19
3
0.6%

Motor Vehicle Theft
0
0
0.0%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
0
0
0.0%

Drug Law Violation
0
0
0.0%

Liquor Law Violation
26
0
0.7%

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

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If you have been discriminated or abused at Widener 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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