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Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2004
Author(s): Jill F. DeVoe ; Katharin Peter ; Margaret Noonan ; Thomas D. Snyder ; Katrina Baum ; Phillip Kaufman ; Amanda Miller
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2004
Page Count: 191
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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.
Abstract: A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, this annual 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. Information was gathered from an array of sources including: (1) National Crime Victimization Survey (1992-2002); (2) School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (1995, 1999, and 2001); (3) Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003); (4) School Survey on Crime and Safety (2000); and (5) School and Staffing Survey (1993-94 and 1999-2000). Highlights of the report include: (1) students ages 12 through 18 were victims of about 309,000 serious violent crimes away from school, compared with about 88,000 at school; (2) between 1993 and 2003, the percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who reported being in a fight anywhere declined from 42 percent to 33 percent; and (3) in 2003, 5 percent of students ages 12 through 18 reported being victims of nonfatal crimes, 4 percent reported being victims of theft, and 1 percent reported being victims of violent incidents. Tables, figures, references, appendixes
Main Term(s): School security ; Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
   
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