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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2017

NCJ Number
251413
Date Published
Author(s)
Anian Zhang; Ke Wang; Jizhi Zhang; Jana Kemp; Melissa Diliberti; Barbara A. Oudekerk
Agencies
BJS
Publication Type
Survey, Statistics, Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Report (Annual/Periodic), Reference Material
Annotation
This report, which is the 20th in a series of annual publications, provides data on reliable indicators of the current state (2017) of school crime and safety across the nation.
Abstract
Data sources include the School-Associated Violent Death Surveillance System; the National Crime Victimization Survey and School Crime Supplement to this survey; the Youth Risk Behavior Survey; the Schools and Staffing Survey; the Supplementary Homicide Reports; and the Campus Safety and Security Survey. The most recent data collection for each indicator varied by survey, which covered the period from 2013 to 2016. Preliminary data indicate there were 47 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. In 2016, among students ages 12-18, there were about 749,400 victimizations at school and 601,300 victimizations away from school. During the 2015-16 school year, 10 percent of public school teachers reported being threatened with injury by a student from their school, and 6 percent reported being physically attacked by a student from their school. Also, in 2015-16, approximately 37 percent of public schools (31,100 schools) took at least one serious disciplinary action for specific offenses. Sections of this report provide data on school-related violent deaths; non-fatal student and teacher victimization; school environment; fights, weapons, and illegal substances; fear and avoidance; discipline, safety, and security measures; and postsecondary campus safety and security. Extensive tables and figures and 41 references
Date Created: April 17, 2019