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NCJ Number: 251413 Find in a Library
Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2017
Author(s): Anian Zhang; Ke Wang; Jizhi Zhang; Jana Kemp; Melissa Diliberti; Barbara A. Oudekerk
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
United States of America
Project Director: Lauren Musu-Gillette
Date Published: March 2018
Page Count: 280
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research
Palo Alto, CA 94302
National Ctr for Education Statistics
Washington, DC 20006
Contract Number: ED-IES-12-D-0002
Sale Source: National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K. Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Reference Material; Report (Annual/Periodic); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Report (Technical Assistance); Statistics; Survey
Format: Document (Online); Reference Work
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report, which is the 20th in a series of annual publications, provides data on reliable indicators of the current state (2017) of school crime and safety across the nation.
Abstract: Data sources include the School-Associated Violent Death Surveillance System; the National Crime Victimization Survey and School Crime Supplement to this survey; the Youth Risk Behavior Survey; the Schools and Staffing Survey; the Supplementary Homicide Reports; and the Campus Safety and Security Survey. The most recent data collection for each indicator varied by survey, which covered the period from 2013 to 2016. Preliminary data indicate there were 47 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. In 2016, among students ages 12-18, there were about 749,400 victimizations at school and 601,300 victimizations away from school. During the 2015-16 school year, 10 percent of public school teachers reported being threatened with injury by a student from their school, and 6 percent reported being physically attacked by a student from their school. Also, in 2015-16, approximately 37 percent of public schools (31,100 schools) took at least one serious disciplinary action for specific offenses. Sections of this report provide data on school-related violent deaths; non-fatal student and teacher victimization; school environment; fights, weapons, and illegal substances; fear and avoidance; discipline, safety, and security measures; and postsecondary campus safety and security. Extensive tables and figures and 41 references
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; School Safety; School security; School Shootings; School Violence; Violent crime statistics
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