Campus Violence

With bullying, mental health and wellness issues, overwhelming amounts of stressors, and tragic precedents, the fear of campus violence is not unfounded.  According to the FBI’s 2021 20-Year Review of Active Shooter Incidents, between 2000 and 2019 there were 62 active shooter events in educational environments; 18 of which occurred at institutions of higher education.  Additionally, the National Center for Education Statics, in discussing on-campus crime, notes that “five negligent manslaughter offenses were reported in 2019, while none were reported in 2009. Twenty murders were reported in 2019, while 16 were reported in 2009. Seventy-four nonforcible sex offenses were reported in 2019, while 65 were reported in 2009. The number of reported forcible sex offenses on campus increased by 363 percent, from 2,500 in 2009 to 11,800 in 2019.” Additionally, “In 2019, of the criminal incidents that occurred on the campuses of postsecondary institutions and were reported to police or security agencies, 757 incidents were classified as hate crimes.”  In an effort to help prevent and mitigate campus violence, this section addresses various forms of campus violence by providing information including statistics, handouts, and other resources.

Campus Violence Resources

  1. Campus Violence
  2. Active Shooter/Threat
  3. Bomb Threats
  4. Protests and Demonstrations