San Diego State University: Crime & Safety

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San Diego State University LogoF San Diego State University is a public school in San Diego, California with about 34,250 students and 3,310 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 information, San Diego State University is a very dangerous place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety.

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

Campus Safety: San Diego State University and Nearby Schools

San Diego State University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at San Diego 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
28
10
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
16
0
0.2%

Robbery
15
0
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
15
1
0.2%

Burglary
134
8
0.6%

Motor Vehicle Theft
60
2
0.4%

Arson
1
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
24
0
0.3%

Drug Law Violation
146
2
0.6%

Liquor Law Violation
69
3
0.4%

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

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If you have been discriminated or abused at San Diego 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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