Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This supplement to the National Crime Victimization Surveys (formerly the National Crime Surveys) was designed to collect data on crime victimization in schools in the United States. Student respondents were asked a series of questions to determine their school attendance in the last six months. Other questions concerning schools were posed, including type of school, distance from home, and general attendance and monitoring policies. The data present information on the response of the school to student violation of rules, accessibility of drugs, and violence in school, including types of violence and student reaction. Other variables cover general violent crimes, personal larceny crimes, and household crimes and offer information on date, time, and place of crime. Demographic characteristics of household members such as age, sex, race, education, employment, median family income, and marital status are provided.
These data are freely available.
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY: SCHOOL CRIME SUPPLEMENT, 1995. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1998. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06739.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06739.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: crime in schools, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, crime, drugs, educational environment, fear of crime, juvenile crime, offenses, property crimes, reactions to crime, robbery, school attendance, school security, school violence, student attitudes, student behavior, vandalism, victimization, victims
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: All persons in the United States 12 years of age and older.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
Sample: Stratified multistage cluster sample of households with children between the ages of 12-19, who had attended school at any time during the six months prior to the month of the interview, and who were enrolled in a school that would advance them toward the eventual receipt of a high school diploma.
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:
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-04-06
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