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NCJ Number: NCJ 223850     Find in a Library
Title: Crime in Schools and Colleges: A Study of Offenders and Arrestees Reported via National Incident-Based Reporting System Data
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Author(s): James H. Noonan ; Malissa C. Vavra
Corporate Author: US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Information Services Division
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2007
Page Count: 30
  Annotation: In an effort to shed light on crime in American schools, colleges, and universities, this study used incident-based crime data the FBI received from a limited set of law enforcement agencies through the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Program in order to identify characteristics of offenses, offenders, and arrestees who participated in criminal incidents at schools and colleges from 2000 through 2004.
Abstract: Over the 5-year period of this study, 3.3 percent of all offenses reported to police involved school locations. The three most prevalent crimes against persons were simple assault, intimidation, and aggravated assault. The four most prevalent property crimes were vandalism, larceny, burglary/breaking and entering, and theft from a building. The three most prevalent crimes against society were drug/narcotic violations, weapon-law violations, and drug-equipment violations. Weapons most often used in the offenses were hands, fists, and feet. Reports of offenders’ use of alcohol, computers, and/or drugs were minimal. Known offenders were most likely 13-15-year-old White males who knew their victims; however, there was an almost equally large number of 16-18-year-old offenders. More than half of the arrestees associated with crime at school locations were charged with simple assault or drug/narcotic violations. Arrestee characteristics were similar to those of reported offenders. Suggestions are offered for additional data that should be included in FBI crime data from schools and colleges. 2 figures, 15 tables and appendix
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Violent crime statistics ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Police statistics ; Weapons ; Crime in schools ; Property crime statistics ; Campus crime ; National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
Sale Source: US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Information Services Division
1000 Cluster Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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