University of Wisconsin Madison: Crime & Safety

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University of Wisconsin Madison LogoD- University of Wisconsin Madison is a public school in Madison, Wisconsin with about 42,720 students and 16,220 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

Based on our analysis of the government information, University of Wisconsin Madison is a very dangerous place. American School Search gives this school grade "D-" on safety.

From our perception of the data, this campus experiences dramatic problems with forcible sex offenses, additionally, there are certain problems with nonforcible sex offenses.

Campus Safety: University of Wisconsin Madison and Nearby Schools

University of Wisconsin Madison Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at University of Wisconsin Madison 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
1
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
55
8
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
21
0
0.2%

Robbery
6
6
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
11
16
0.2%

Burglary
109
24
0.5%

Motor Vehicle Theft
9
4
0.1%

Arson
2
1
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
3
33
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
131
55
0.5%

Liquor Law Violation
1
17
0.1%

* 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 Wisconsin Madison 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 Wisconsin Madison campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at University of Wisconsin Madison, 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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