Southern Methodist University: Crime & Safety

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Southern Methodist University LogoD- Southern Methodist University is a private not-for-profit school in Dallas, Texas with about 11,640 students and 2,650 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, Southern Methodist University is under investigation for alleged violations of federal laws over the handling of sexual violence and sexual harassment complaints.

Safety Evaluation

Based on our analysis of the government numbers, Southern Methodist University is a very dangerous place to study. American School Search gives this school grade "D-" on safety.

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

Campus Safety: Southern Methodist University and Nearby Schools

Southern Methodist University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at Southern Methodist 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
14
0
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
1
0
0.1%

Robbery
3
0
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
5
0
0.2%

Burglary
12
4
0.3%

Motor Vehicle Theft
10
0
0.3%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
1
0
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
48
0
0.6%

Liquor Law Violation
133
0
1.0%

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

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If you have been discriminated or abused at Southern Methodist 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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