California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo: Crime & Safety

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California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo LogoD- California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is a public school in San Luis Obispo, California with about 20,940 students and 2,630 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2016 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, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is a very dangerous place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "D-" on safety.

From our perception of the data, this campus experiences major problems with forcible sex offenses, also there are certain problems with illegal drugs.

Campus Safety: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and Nearby Schools

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2013 - 2015

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
24
3
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
3
0
0.1%

Robbery
1
1
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
3
0
0.1%

Burglary
20
13
0.3%

Motor Vehicle Theft
30
1
0.4%

Arson
4
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
7
0
0.2%

Drug Law Violation
115
3
0.7%

Liquor Law Violation
67
5
0.6%

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

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If you have been discriminated or abused at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 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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