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Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2010
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Simone Robers ; Jennifer Truman ; Jijun Zhang ; Thomas D. Snyder
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2010
Page Count: 193
  Annotation: This thirteenth in a series of annual reports presents data for the 2008-09 school year on school crime and student safety.
Abstract: In 2008-09, an estimated 55.6 million students were enrolled in prekindergarten through grade 12. Preliminary data indicate that among youth ages 5-18, there were 38 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, through June 30, 2009. Among students ages 12-18, there were approximately 1.2 million victims of nonfatal crimes at school, including 619,000 thefts and 629,800 violent crimes (simple assault and serious violent crime). In 2009, 8 percent of students reported being threatened or injured on school property with a weapon, such as a gun, knife, or club. The rates for serious violent crimes were lower at school than away from school in 2008. During the 2007-08 school year, 25 percent of public schools reported that bullying occurred among students on a daily or weekly basis, and 11 percent reported that student acts of disrespect for teachers, other than verbal abuse, occurred on a daily or weekly basis. Between the 2003-04 and 2007-08 school years, there was an increase in the percentage of public schools reporting the drug testing of student athletes (from 4 percent to 6 percent), as well as an increase in the percentage of public schools reporting the drug testing of students in other extracurricular activities (from 3 percent to 4 percent). During the 2007-08 school year, 43 percent of public schools reported that they had an electronic notification system for a school-wide emergency; and 31 percent of public schools reported that they had a structured, anonymous threat reporting system. The majority of students ages 12-18 reported that their school had a student code of conduct (96 percent) in 2007. Metal detectors were the least commonly observed security measures. The data presented in this report were compiled from a number of statistical data sources supported by the Federal Government. Extensive tables and figures, 41 references, and appended supplemental tables
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): School security ; Crime in schools ; Public schools ; School influences on crime ; BJS grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
United States of America
Contract Number: ED-05-CO-0044
Sale Source: National Ctr for Education Statistics
U.S. Department of Education
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Institute of Education Sciences
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Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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