Western Michigan University: Crime & Safety

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Western Michigan University LogoF Western Michigan University is a public school in Kalamazoo, Michigan with about 23,530 students and 3,310 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 numbers, Western Michigan University is a very dangerous place to study. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety.

From our perception of the data, this campus has major problems with forcible sex offenses, in addition, there are certain problems with illegal drugs and aggravated assaults.

Campus Safety: Western Michigan University and Nearby Schools

Western Michigan University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at Western Michigan University 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
30
3
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
7
1
0.2%

Robbery
9
1
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
22
3
0.3%

Burglary
45
4
0.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft
3
1
0.1%

Arson
26
0
0.3%

Illegal Weapons Possession
6
2
0.2%

Drug Law Violation
295
14
1.1%

Liquor Law Violation
182
0
0.9%

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

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If you have been discriminated or abused at Western Michigan University, 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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