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  NCJ Number: NCJ 131645     Find in a Library
  Title: School Crime: A National Crime Victimization Survey Report
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): L D Bastian ; B M Taylor
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1991
  Page Count: 22
  Annotation: Data from a special supplement to the national Crime Victimization Survey in the first half of 1989 gathered information on students' perceptions regarding drug availability at school, juvenile gangs at school, fear of crime at school, the school environment, victimization, and efforts to avoid becoming a victim of crime in schools.
  Abstract: The survey gathered information by means of interviews with more than 10,000 youth selected as a nationally representative sample. The results represent an estimated 21.6 million students ages 12 to 19. Results revealed that an estimated 9 percent of students were crime victims in or around their schools. Overall victimization rates were similar for males and females. Two percent reported experiencing one or more violent crimes and 7 percent reported at least one property crime. Violent crime consisted largely of simple assaults. Fifteen percent of the students said that their schools had gangs. Nine percent of public school students and 36 percent of private school students reported that drugs were impossible to obtain at school. Tables and study instrument
  Main Term(s): Victimization ; Crime in schools
  Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; School security ; Crimes against teachers
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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