University of Massachusetts Amherst: Crime & Safety

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University of Massachusetts Amherst LogoF University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public school in Amherst, Massachusetts with about 29,270 students and 5,810 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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 information, University of Massachusetts Amherst is a very dangerous place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety.

From our perception of the data, this campus has serious problems with forcible sex offenses, also there are certain problems with aggravated assaults.

Campus Safety: University of Massachusetts Amherst and Nearby Schools

University of Massachusetts Amherst Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at University of Massachusetts Amherst 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
42
8
0.4%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
7
0
0.1%

Robbery
1
3
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
20
6
0.3%

Burglary
43
7
0.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft
6
1
0.1%

Arson
12
0
0.2%

Illegal Weapons Possession
5
0
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
49
3
0.4%

Liquor Law Violation
565
6
1.3%

* 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 Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at University of Massachusetts Amherst, 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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