Virginia State University: Crime & Safety

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Virginia State University LogoF Virginia State University is a public school in Petersburg, Virginia with about 4,700 students and 1,130 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 information, Virginia State University is a very dangerous place to study. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety and ranks Virginia State University #83 among the Most Dangerous colleges in the USA.

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

Campus Safety: Virginia State University and Nearby Schools

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Criminal Offenses at Virginia State 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
1
0
0.1%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
10
0
0.4%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
1
0
0.1%

Robbery
12
0
0.5%

Aggravated Assault
12
0
0.5%

Burglary
24
0
0.7%

Motor Vehicle Theft
5
0
0.3%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
2
0
0.2%

Drug Law Violation
30
0
0.8%

Liquor Law Violation
20
0
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 Virginia State 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 Virginia State University campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

Need to File a Complaint?

If you have been discriminated or abused at Virginia State 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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