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Evaluation of Appropriate Weighting Methodology for the School Crime Supplement in the Seven Largest States

NCJ Number
251862
Date Published
Agencies
BJS-Sponsored
Grant Number(s)
2011-NV-CX-K068
Annotation
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) School Crime Supplement (SCS) is a nationally representative sample of victimization, crime, and safety in schools data from approximately 6,500 public and private elementary, middle, and high school students.
Abstract
This report evaluates a methodology to produce estimates of bullying in the seven most populous states from data collected in the National Crime Victimization Survey's School Crime Supplement (SCS). Because the SCS sample was not designed to produce state-level estimates, the SCS data were reweighted based on counts of students from administrative records in the Department of Education’s Common Core Data (CCD) collection. These recalibrated weights were used to produce estimates of bullying in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas from 2007 to 2013. Those estimates were then compared to estimates produced using the original SCS weights. This report describes how recalibrating the original SCS weights to the CCD student counts led to representative bullying estimates for public-school students in the seven states.
Date Created: April 16, 2020