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Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2009
Author(s): Rachel Dinkes ; Jana Kemp ; Katrina Baum ; Thomas D. Snyder
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
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
Date Published: 12/2009
Page Count: 176
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals.
Abstract: A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It also provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools and school environments and responses to violence and crime at school. Data were drawn from several federally funded collections including the National Crime Victimization Survey, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, School Survey on Crime and Safety, and the Schools and Staffing Survey. Information was gathered from an array of sources including: 1) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) (1992-2007); 2) School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (1995, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007); 3) Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007); 4) School Survey on Crime and Safety (1999-2000, 2003-04, 2005-06, and 2007-08); and 5) School and Staffing Survey (1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08). Highlights include the following: 1) in 2007, students ages 12–18 were victims of about 1.5 million nonfatal crimes (theft plus violent crime) while they were at school, compared to about 1.1 million nonfatal crimes while they were away from school; 2) in 2007, 10 percent of male students in grades 9–12 reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property in the past year, compared to 5 percent of female students; and 3) during the 2007–08 school year, a greater percentage of teachers in city schools (10 percent) reported being threatened with injury than teachers in town schools (7 percent) and suburban or rural schools. References, tables, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Rural urban comparisons ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Environmental influences ; Risk taking behavior ; Crimes against teachers
   
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