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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2016

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Lauren Musu-Gillette; Anlan Zhang; Ke Wang; Jizhi Zhang; Barbara A. Oudekerk
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Survey, Statistics, Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Report (Annual/Periodic)
Based on information obtained from a variety of data sources, this report is the 19th in a series of annual publications on school crime and student safety.
The most recent data collection for each indicator varied by survey, from 2009 to 2015. The report covers topics that include victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bulling, school conditions, fights, weapons, drug/alcohol availability 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 over time. Data on crimes that occurred away from school grounds are provided for comparison where available. Among the key findings presented is the occurrence of 48 school-related violent deaths from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. In 2015, among students ages 12-18, there were approximately 841,000 non-fatal victimizations ( theft and violent victimizations) at school, compared with 545,100 non-fatal victimizations away from school. Also in 2015, about 21 percent of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied at school. Extensive data tables and appended methodological details
Date Created: March 29, 2018