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Publication School Crime: A National Crime Victimization Survey Report

Lisa D. Bastian, Bruce M. Taylor, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics

September 1, 1991    NCJ 131645

The survey gathered information by means of interviews with more than 10,000 youth selected as a nationally representative sample. The results represent an estimated 21.6 million students ages 12 to 19. Results revealed that an estimated 9 percent of students were crime victims in or around their schools. Overall victimization rates were similar for males and females. Two percent reported experiencing one or more violent crimes and 7 percent reported at least one property crime. Violent crime consisted largely of simple assaults. Fifteen percent of the students said that their schools had gangs. Nine percent of public school students and 36 percent of private school students reported that drugs were impossible to obtain at school. Tables and study instrument

Part of the Criminal Victimization: National Crime Victimization Survey Series


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