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NCJ Number: 252571 Find in a Library
Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018
Author(s): Barbara A. Oudekerk; Lauren Musu; Anlan Zhang; Ke Wang; Jizhi Zhang
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
United States of America
Date Published: April 2019
Page Count: 268
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Washington, DC 20007
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for Education Statistics
Washington, DC 20006
Contract Number: ED-IES-12-D-0002
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Instructional Material; Report (Annual/Periodic); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the most recent data available (2018) on school crime and student safety, based on information from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions.
Abstract: This is the 21st in a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice. Major sections of this report provide data on the use, availability, and perceived harmfulness of opioids among youth; perceptions of bullying among students who reported being bullied; and active-shooter incidents in education settings. Data also cover violent deaths of students at school and away from school; nonfatal 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. Some key preliminary data indicate that there were 38 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. In 2017, among students ages 12-18, there were about 827,000 total victimizations at school (theft and nonfatal violent victimization). There were 503,800 victimizations of students off of school grounds. In 2017, about 20 percent of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied at school during the school year. In 2017, about 16 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported that they had carried a weapon, such as a gun, knife, or club anywhere at least 1 day during the previous 30 days, and 4 percent reported carrying a weapon on school property at least 1 day during the previous 30 days. Extensive tables and figures and 52 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): BJS Grant-related Documents; BJS Resources; Bullying; Crime in schools; Juvenile drug use; School Safety; School security; School Shootings; School Violence; Weapons in Schools
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