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Title: Gangs and Victimization at School
Author(s): J H Ralph; K W Colopy; C McRae; B Daniel
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Education Statistics
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Education
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National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K. Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This statistical report examines the relationship between gang presence in schools and students' reports of victimization and fear.
Abstract: Data were collected in 1989 and 1993 from the School Crime Supplement to the annual National Crime Victimization Survey and the School Safety and Discipline Survey. Findings show that minority students who live in urban areas are not the only ones who attend schools with gang members. Similar numbers of white students and minority students report gangs in their schools. Also, similar numbers of students who live in suburban neighborhoods and students who live in urban neighborhoods report gangs in their schools. The data also reveal that gang presence in schools is strongly associated with increased student reports of victimization and fear of victimization. When gang presence is taken into account, differences in victimization and fear levels decrease between students who live in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Figures and tables report the number of students reporting gangs in school by students' residence and minority status; student victimization and fear at school by gang presence and students' residence, 1989; and student victimization and fear at school by gang presence and race/ethnicity, 1993. 2 tables and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Fear of crime; Juvenile victims
Note: From the Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives Series.
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