Policing the American University: Appendix B

Appendix B: Additional Figures

For additional context, Appendix B is an online appendix giving additional tables and graphs providing more detailed disaggregation of CPD data.

  • Count of CPDs Reporting UCR Data by Campus Category and Size
  • CPD Trends in Arrests per Officer by Offense
  • Variance in CPD Arrests per Officer over Time
  • Comparing Total Arrests by Offense for Campus and Municipal Police Departments in 2016
  • Comparing Arrest Share of Offenses in 2016 between Campus and Municipal Police Departments
  • Comparing Arrest Share of Offenses by Race (Black and White) for CPDs in 1996 and 2016
  • Marijuana Possession Arrest Trends for 35 Largest CPDs
  • Marijuana Possession Arrest Trends for 25 CPDs with Most Marijuana Possession Arrests
  • Arrest Trends of Black People for 25 CPDs with Most Arrests of Black People since 1980
  • Number of CPDs Making Arrests and Total Arrests by CPDs for Rape and Sex Offenses

UCR Coverage by Sector and Size

We can further breakdown these results by distinguishing universities by both size and whether they are public or private in the table below. Here we confirm the previous findings by BJS that public universities are more likely to have police agencies and that almost all campus police serve larger public or private non-profit institutions.

Count of Campus PDs Reporting FBI UCR Data by Category and Size
University TypeNumber of StudentsCampus CountMatched ORIOne or more EmployeesOne or more Arrests
Public20,000 and above191142138123
Public10,000–19,999277157143116
Public5,000–9,999392196167140
Public1,000–4,999687177142102
PublicUnder 1,000448401710
Private not-for-profit20,000 and above23786
Private not-for-profit10,000–19,99952141514
Private not-for-profit5,000–9,999111231615
Private not-for-profit1,000–4,999723815837
Private not-for-profitUnder 1,0001,012237
Private for-profit20,000 and above10
Private for-profit10,000–19,9998
Private for-profit5,000–9,99913
Private for-profit1,000–4,99913521
Private for-profitUnder 1,0002,86042
Note:
SOURCE: FBI Uniform Crime Report, U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
Year: 2016. Analysis by Civilytics.

Further Comparisons of Campus and Municipal Police

Comparing Total Arrests by Offense for Campus and Municipal Police Departments in 2016

Comparing Arrest Share of Offenses in 2016 between Campus and Municipal Police Departments

Comparing Arrest Share of Offenses by Race (Black and White) for CPDs in 1996 and 2016