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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2016

NCJ Number
Lauren Musu-Gillette; Anlan Zhang; Ke Wang; Jizhi Zhang; Barbara A. Oudekerk
Date Published
May 2017
5 pages
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.

This annual report, a joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. It contains 23 indicators of crime and safety at school on topics including victimization at school, 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 crime at postsecondary institutions. Data sources include the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the School Crime Supplement to the NCVS, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety, and the School and Staffing Survey.

  • Preliminary data show that there were 48 school associated violent deaths from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.
  • In 2015, among students ages 12-18, there were about 841,100 nonfatal victimizations at school and 545,100 nonfatal victimizations away from school.
  • In 2015, about 21 percent of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied at school during the school year.
  • Of the 804 total hate crimes reported on college campuses in 2014, the most common type of hate crime was intimidation, followed by destruction, damage, and vandalism and simple assault.