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  NCJ Number: NCJ 236021   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2011
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Jijun Zhang ; Jennifer Truman ; Thomas D. Snyder ; Simone Robers
  Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
United States of America
  Date Published: 02/2012
  Page Count: 203
  Annotation: This report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety.
  Abstract: This report presents information necessary to keep crime down in school and students safe. Establishing good indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the Nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators are important steps in ensuring the safety of the Nation’s students. Preliminary data show that there were 33 school-associated violent deaths1 from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. In 2010, among students ages 12–18, there were approximately 828,000 nonfatal victimizations at school, which include 470,000 victims of theft and 359,000 victims of violence (simple assault and serious violence). In 2009–2010, about 74 percent of public schools recorded one or more violent incidents of crime, 16 percent recorded one or more serious violent incidents, and 44 percent recorded one or more thefts. This report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur away from school are offered as a point of comparison where available. The indicators in this report are based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, and principals. Tables, figures, and appendixes
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics ; Crime in schools
  Index Term(s): School security ; Juvenile statistics ; Juvenile delinquency research ; School influences on crime ; School reports to juvenile courts
  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
1990 K. Street NW
Institute of Education Sciences
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America

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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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