Ohio State University: Crime & Safety

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Ohio State University LogoD- Ohio State University is a public school in Columbus, Ohio with about 58,660 students and 30,050 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.

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

Safety Evaluation

Based on our analysis of the government information, Ohio State University is a very dangerous place to stay. 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 nonforcible sex offenses.

Campus Safety: Ohio State University and Nearby Schools

Ohio State University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at Ohio State University 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
70
10
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
26
3
0.2%

Robbery
18
3
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
15
6
0.1%

Burglary
27
20
0.2%

Motor Vehicle Theft
26
6
0.2%

Arson
8
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
5
1
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
95
8
0.4%

Liquor Law Violation
516
0
0.8%

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

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If you have been discriminated or abused at Ohio State 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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