Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Crime & Safety

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C-
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private not-for-profit school in Worcester, Massachusetts with about 5,960 students and 1,000 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, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a relatively safe place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "C-" on safety.

Campus Safety: Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Nearby Schools

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute 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
0
5
0.1%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
0
0
0.0%

Robbery
2
0
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
4
1
0.3%

Burglary
9
14
0.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft
1
2
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 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 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 Worcester Polytechnic Institute campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 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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