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Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2003
Author(s): Jill F. DeVoe; Katharin Peter; Phillip Kaufman; Sally A. Ruddy; Amanda K. Miller; Mike Planty; Thomas D. Snyder; Michael R. Rand
Corporate Author: 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
Date Published: October 2003
Page Count: 188
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Ctr for Education Statistics
Washington, DC 20006
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population.
Abstract: A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, the report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It provides the most current detailed statistical information to inform the Nation on the nature of crime in schools. Information was gathered from an array of sources including: National Crime Victimization Survey (1992-2001); School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (1995, 1999, and 2001); Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001); School Survey on Crime and Safety (2000); and School and Staffing Survey (1993-94 and 1999-2000). Highlights include the following: students age 12-18 were victims of about 1.2 million crimes of theft and 764,000 nonfatal crimes of violence or theft at school in 2001; data on homicides and suicides at school show there were 32 school-associated violent deaths in the United States between July 1, 1999, and June 30, 2000, including 24 homicides, 16 of which involved school-age children; between 1995 and 2001, the percentage of students that reported being victims of crime at school decreased from 10 percent to 6 percent. Tables, appendices, references
Main Term(s): Crime in schools; Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Location specific crime; National crime statistics; Offense statistics; Public schools; Suicide; Violent crime statistics
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