Purdue University: Crime & Safety

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Purdue University LogoD- Purdue University is a public school in West Lafayette, Indiana with about 40,470 students and 11,410 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, Purdue 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 some problems with forcible sex offenses, illegal drugs, and nonforcible sex offenses.

Campus Safety: Purdue University and Nearby Schools

Purdue University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at Purdue 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
1
0
0.0%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
24
25
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
16
1
0.2%

Robbery
3
0
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
5
4
0.1%

Burglary
53
43
0.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft
10
1
0.1%

Arson
8
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
0
0
0.0%

Drug Law Violation
273
8
0.8%

Liquor Law Violation
257
16
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 Purdue 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 Purdue University campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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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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