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  NCJ Number: NCJ 243299   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2013
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Simone Robers ; Jana Kemp ; Amy Rathbun ; Rachel E. Morgan ; Thomas D. Snyder
  Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2014
  Page Count: 208
  Annotation: This sixteenth in a series of annual publications presents the most recent data available on school crime and students, based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions.
  Abstract: Preliminary data indicate that there were 31 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. In 2012, among students ages 12-18, there were approximately 1,364,900 non-fatal victimizations at schools, including 615,600 victims of theft and 749.200 victims of violence (simple assault and serious violence). In 2011, a higher percentage of students ages 12-18 reported that they were afraid of attack or harm at school (4 percent) than away from school (2 percent) during the school year. Twenty-three percent of students in grades 9-12 reported using marijuana anywhere at least one time in the previous 30 days, and 6 percent reported using marijuana at least one time on school property over the same time period. Approximately 39 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported having at least one alcoholic drink anywhere during the previous 30 days, and 5 percent had at least one drink on school property. Among female students, the percentage who reported drinking alcoholic beverages anywhere decreased from 2009 to 2011; however, the percentage who reported drinking alcoholic beverages on school property increased. During the 2011-12 school year, 88 percent of public schools reported that they controlled access to school buildings by locking or monitoring doors during school hours, and 64 percent reported that they used security cameras to monitor school property. In the 2009-10 school year, 43 percent of public schools reported having one or more security staff at their school at least once a week during the school year. Extensive figures and tables and 42 references
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
  Index Term(s): Violent crime statistics ; Fear of crime ; School security ; School security officers ; Crime in schools ; Property crime statistics ; BJS grant-related documents ; Gang Statistics
  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
  Grant Number: ED-IES-12-D-0002
  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
  Type: Report (Grant Sponsored) ; Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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