United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The primary purpose of the School Crime Supplement (SCS) is to obtain additional information about school-related victimizations so that policymakers; academic researchers; practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels; and special interest groups who are concerned with crime in schools can make informed decisions concerning policies and programs. The SCS asks questions related to students' experiences with, and perceptions of crime and safety at school, including preventive measures employed by schools; students' participation in after school activities; students' perception of school rules and enforcement of these rules; the presence of weapons, drugs, alcohol, and gangs in school;
student bullying; hate-related incidents; and attitudinal questions relating to the fear of victimization at school. These responses are linked to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) survey instrument responses for a more complete understanding of the individual student's circumstances.
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Crime Victimization Survey: School Crime Supplement, 2009. ICPSR28201-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-01-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28201.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28201.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
crime in schools,
fear of crime,
reactions to crime,
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
NCVS household members aged 12 through 18.
Persons ages 12 to 18 who were in primary or secondary
education programs leading to a high school diploma (elementary through high school), and who had been enrolled sometime during the 6 months prior to the interview, were
administered the 2009 SCS questionnaire.
The data contain weights for creating national estimates.
Mode of Data Collection:
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Performed consistency checks.
Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2011-01-21
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