University of California Berkeley: Crime & Safety

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University of California Berkeley LogoF University of California Berkeley is a public school in Berkeley, California with about 38,190 students and 12,260 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, University of California Berkeley is under investigation for alleged violations of federal laws over the handling of sexual violence and sexual harassment complaints.

Safety Evaluation

According to our analysis of the government numbers, University of California Berkeley 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, aggravated assaults, and robberies.

Campus Safety: University of California Berkeley and Nearby Schools

University of California Berkeley Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at University of California Berkeley 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
42
35
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
33
4
0.3%

Robbery
48
7
0.3%

Aggravated Assault
26
6
0.2%

Burglary
151
64
0.6%

Motor Vehicle Theft
42
35
0.3%

Arson
9
3
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
76
4
0.4%

Drug Law Violation
317
27
0.9%

Liquor Law Violation
122
11
0.5%

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

Need to File a Complaint?

If you have been discriminated or abused at University of California Berkeley, 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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