Wake Forest University: Crime & Safety

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Wake Forest University LogoF Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with about 8,790 students and 7,400 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2021 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 data, Wake Forest University is a very dangerous place. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety.

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

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Criminal Offenses at Wake Forest University in 2018 - 2020

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
23
3
0.4%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
8
0
0.3%

Robbery
1
0
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
1
0
0.1%

Burglary
23
0
0.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft
12
0
0.3%

Arson
0
0
0.0%

Illegal Weapons Possession
0
0
0.0%

Drug Law Violation
11
0
0.3%

Liquor Law Violation
19
0
0.4%

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

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If you have been discriminated or abused at Wake Forest 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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