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Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2002
Series: BJS Bulletins
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Education
Office of Education Research and Improvement
National Ctr for Education Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2002
Page Count: 180
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population. A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, the report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It provides the most current detailed statistical information to inform the Nation on the nature of crime in schools.
Abstract: Information contained in this report was gathered from an array of sources including: National Crime Victimization Survey (1992-2000); School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (1995, 1999, and 2001); Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001); Fast Response Survey System: Principal/School Disciplinarian Survey on School Violence (1997); and School and Staffing Survey (1999-2000). Highlights include the following: crime in schools continues to decline. Violent victimization rates for students varied from a high of 59 violent victimizations per 1,000 students in 1993 to a low of 26 per 1,000 students in 2000. The percentage of students who said they were victims of crime at school, both violent and property crimes, decreased from 10 percent of all students in 1995 to 6 percent in 2001. In 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001, between 7 and 9 percent of students reported being threatened or injured in the previous 12 months with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property.
Main Term(s): Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Students ; Victims of Crime ; Schools ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Juvenile victims
   
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