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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2014

NCJ Number
248036
Date Published
Author(s)
Simon Robers; Anlan Zhang; Rachel E. Morgan; Lauren Musu-Gillette
Agencies
BJS
Publication Type
Statistics, Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored)
Annotation
This report presents the most recent data available (as of 2014) on school crime and student safety, using indicators based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions.
Abstract
Preliminary data show that there were 45 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012. In 2013, among students ages 12-18, there were approximately 1,420,900 nonfatal victimizations at schools, which included 454,900 thefts and 966,000 violent victimizations (simple assault and serious violent victimizations). Out of 791 hate crimes reported on college campuses in 2012, the most common type reported by institutions was destruction, damage, and vandalism (412 incidents), followed by intimidation (261 incidents), simple assault (79 incidents), aggravated assault (14 incidents), larceny (11 incidents), robbery (5 incidents), burglary (5 incidents), and forcible sex offenses (4 incidents). Topics covered in this report include victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur away from school are offered for comparison where available. 23 tables, 34 references, and appended technical notes and glossary of terms
Date Created: August 9, 2017