Murder on Campus: Extreme Violence in US Colleges and Universities

Often from just reading the news, you can get the impression that there is imminent danger on every campus in all US institutions of higher learning. This simply is not the case from looking at the data. It appears that while tradgedy does occasionally strike, the instances are rare, and don't appear to be indicative of any other issues in particular institutions as there are no repeat offenses.


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Figure 1 - Location of Murders in US Colleges and Universities in 2017


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  • 2017 - Brite Divinity School
  • 2017 - Edward Waters College
  • 2016 - Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus
  • 2015 - Ventura College