Hobart William Smith Colleges: Crime & Safety

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Hobart William Smith Colleges LogoF Hobart William Smith Colleges is a private not-for-profit school in Geneva, New York with about 2,350 students and 710 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, Hobart William Smith Colleges 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 data, Hobart William Smith Colleges is a very dangerous place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety and ranks Hobart William Smith Colleges #40 among the Most Dangerous colleges in the USA.

From our perception of the data, this campus has dramatic problems with forcible sex offenses, in addition, there are certain problems with burglaries, nonforcible sex offenses, and arsons.

Campus Safety: Hobart William Smith Colleges and Nearby Schools

Hobart William Smith Colleges Safety Chart

College Officials' Perspective

American School Search has been contacted by a representative of Hobart William Smith Colleges who expressed a different perspective of their campus safety. Our goal is to provide information that is both unbiased and detailed, especially so in regards to such a sensitive topic as campus safety.

Therefore, we have provided Hobart William Smith Colleges with an opportunity to present their point of view below:

From: Julia S.

Message: American School's public assertion that HWS is a dangerous campus is not justified, and it harms HWS’s reputation by giving the false impression that HWS does not maintain a secure campus or value the safety of its students. To the contrary, HWS works diligently to maintain a safe campus environment and places the highest value on the wellbeing and security of its students.

Get more details and analysis about this college from Hobart William Smith Colleges Review. Additionally, you might want to check our ratings for the 100 Safest and for the 100 Most Dangerous colleges in the US or learn about American School Search Safety Reports.

Criminal Offenses at Hobart William Smith Colleges 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
25
1
1.0%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
4
0
0.4%

Robbery
1
0
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
1
0
0.2%

Burglary
64
4
1.5%

Motor Vehicle Theft
6
0
0.5%

Arson
12
0
0.7%

Illegal Weapons Possession
0
0
0.0%

Drug Law Violation
9
0
0.6%

Liquor Law Violation
3
0
0.3%

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

Need to File a Complaint?

If you have been discriminated or abused at Hobart William Smith Colleges, 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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