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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

BJS Releases Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics today released the Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety:  2020—Executive Summary and Indicator 2:  Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School.

      This report is the 23rd in a series of annual publications produced jointly by BJS and NCES.  It provides official estimates of school crime and safety from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals and post-secondary institutions.  Indicator 2:  Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School includes data from BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey.  Each of the 22 indicators is presented as a separate PDF, all of which can be found here:  https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe.

      TITLE:  Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety:  2020—Executive Summary and Indicator 2:  Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School (NCJ 300772)

      AUTHORS:  Véronique Irwin, National Center for Education Statistics
                            Ke Wang, American Institutes for Research
                            Jiashan Cui, American Institutes for Research
                            Jizhi Zhang, American Institutes for Research
                            Alexandra Thompson, Bureau of Justice Statistics

      WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

     The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

     The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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Date Created: June 23, 2021