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Title: Students' Reports of School Crime: 1989 and 1995
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): K A Chandler ; C D Chapman ; M R Rand ; B M Taylor
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 55
  Annotation: School crime was analyzed as part of the National Crime Victimization Survey in 1989 and 1995, specifically the extent to which students between 12 and 19 years of age experienced violent crime or property theft at school and their perceptions of the presence of guns, gangs, and illegal drugs at school.
Abstract: Students were interviewed in their homes or by telephone from their homes. Results showed little or no change between 1989 and 1995 in the overall number of students reporting victimization at school. There was an increase, however, in the number of students reporting violent victimization at school between the 2 years. In 1989, 63.2 percent of students reported marijuana, cocaine, crack, and other drugs were available at school, and this figure increased to 65.3 percent in 1995. The number of students reporting gang presence nearly doubled between 1989 and 1995, increasing from 15.3 percent to 28.4 percent. In 1995, almost no students reported taking a gun to school, 5.3 percent reported seeing another student with a gun at school, and 12.7 percent reported knowing another student who brought at gun to school. The survey methodology is described, and appendixes contain tables of standard errors and questionnaires. 5 tables and 15 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Marijuana ; Cocaine ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Theft offenses ; Students ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; National crime surveys ; Crime in schools ; Victimization surveys ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Juvenile drug use ; Juvenile drug abusers ; Crack
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: 1989 and 1995 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
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