University of Colorado Boulder: Crime & Safety

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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University of Colorado Boulder LogoF University of Colorado Boulder is a public school in Boulder, Colorado with about 33,060 students and 7,700 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder is a very dangerous place to be enrolled at. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety.

From our perception of the data, there are certain problems with forcible sex offenses, illegal drugs, and alcohol.

Campus Safety: University of Colorado Boulder and Nearby Schools

University of Colorado Boulder Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at University of Colorado Boulder 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
36
8
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
10
0
0.2%

Robbery
4
0
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
8
0
0.1%

Burglary
67
15
0.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft
17
2
0.2%

Arson
7
1
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
4
2
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
514
118
1.2%

Liquor Law Violation
1003
101
1.7%

* 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 Colorado Boulder 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 Colorado Boulder campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at University of Colorado Boulder, 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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