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Pub. Type Report
Title Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011
Author(s) Robers, Simone
Zhang, Jijun
Truman, Jennifer
Snyder, Thomas D.
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Pub. Date Feb 2012
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 source
Issue/No. NCJ 236021
Producer United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Place of Production Washington, DC

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