Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Crime at Yale

The Clery Act (a federal law) requires that universities to report on crimes by category that occur in a more broadly-defined “campus area.” Hence, these data allow for comparisons with other universities. These data, available for 2008 – 2010, indicate that Yale experienced (a) fewer crimes against persons, e.g., sex offenses, aggravated assaults, and robberies, than Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, and (b) similar or slightly higher numbers of such crimes than Brown and MIT.

Number of Crimes Against Persons (2008-10)       [Source:  Clery Data]
University
2008
2009
2010
Brown
18
20
17
Harvard
46
74
97
MIT
20
16
15
Penn
54
64
65
Yale
31
18
27
--Yale School of Management dean Ted Snyder on the surprisingly dangerous Harvard campus