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Publication Comparative Trends of Criminal Victimization in Schools and in the Community - 1974-1981 - Draft of Final Report to Bureau of Justice Statistics

January 5, 1995    NCJ 98598

For the period studied, staff and student victimization rates remained steady. In-school victimization made up about half of the total for juveniles between 14 and 17. Most larcenies and between 15 and 30 percent of the robberies, assaults, and aggravated assaults occurred in school with the percentages varying from year to year. Nearly half of the victimizations were stranger-to-stranger. The offenders were more likely to be strangers in communities of more than 5,000. Victims and perpetrators tended to be similar in race, age, and sex. During the 1974-81 time period, whites became increasingly likely to be victimized by whites and less likely to be victimized by blacks. Data tables, a list of 95 references, and appendixes presenting background information on the study methodology and terminology are included.

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