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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2015

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 2016
246 pages
Anlan Zhang; Lauren Musu-Gillette; Barbara A. Oudekerk
Publication Type
Survey, Statistics, Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored)
Using a variety of data sources, this report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety.
Data cover such topics as the prevalence of victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, the availability of drugs and student use, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at post-secondary institutions. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across various population subgroups and over time. When available, data on crimes that occur away from school grounds are presented for comparison. Preliminary data indicate that there were 53 school-associated deaths from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. In 2014, among students ages 12-18, there were approximately 850,100 non-fatal victimizations and 486,400 violent victimizations. During the 2013-14 school year, there were 1.3 million reported discipline incidents in the United States for reasons related to alcohol, drugs, violence, or weapons possession. The disciplinary responses included being removed from school for at least an entire school day. Of the 781 hate crimes reported on college campuses in 2013, the most common type of hate crime reported by institutions was destruction, damage, and vandalism, followed by intimidation and simple assault. The various data sources used in the report are listed. Approximately 60 tables and 70 figures
Date Created: May 16, 2017