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Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2011
Author(s): Jijun Zhang; Jennifer Truman; Thomas D. Snyder; Simone Robers
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
United States of America
Date Published: February 2012
Page Count: 203
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research
Palo Alto, CA 94302
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for Education Statistics
Washington, DC 20006
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Contract Number: ED-05-CO-0044
Sale Source: National Ctr for Education Statistics
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety.
Abstract: This report presents information necessary to keep crime down in school and students safe. Establishing good indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the Nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators are important steps in ensuring the safety of the Nation’s students. Preliminary data show that there were 33 school-associated violent deaths1 from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. In 2010, among students ages 12–18, there were approximately 828,000 nonfatal victimizations at school, which include 470,000 victims of theft and 359,000 victims of violence (simple assault and serious violence). In 2009–2010, about 74 percent of public schools recorded one or more violent incidents of crime, 16 percent recorded one or more serious violent incidents, and 44 percent recorded one or more thefts. This report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur away from school are offered as a point of comparison where available. The indicators in this report are based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, and principals. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Crime in schools; Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile statistics; School influences on crime; School reports to juvenile courts; School security
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