University of South Carolina Columbia: Crime & Safety

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University of South Carolina Columbia LogoD- University of South Carolina Columbia is a public school in Columbia, South Carolina with about 33,720 students and 8,160 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, University of South Carolina Columbia is a very dangerous place to be enrolled at. American School Search gives this school grade "D-" on safety.

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

Campus Safety: University of South Carolina Columbia and Nearby Schools

University of South Carolina Columbia Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at University of South Carolina Columbia 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
0.1%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
10
0
0.2%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
3
0
0.1%

Robbery
6
0
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
5
0
0.1%

Burglary
44
4
0.3%

Motor Vehicle Theft
133
2
0.6%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
4
0
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
379
4
1.0%

Liquor Law Violation
152
3
0.6%

* 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 South Carolina Columbia 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 South Carolina Columbia campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at University of South Carolina Columbia, 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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