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Publication Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2006

Katrina Baum, Emily Forrest Cataldi, Rachel Dinkes, Grace Kena, Thomas D. Snyder

December 3, 2006    NCJ 214262

Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population. A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It also provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools, school environments, and responses to violence and crime at school. Data are drawn from several federally funded collections including the National Crime Victimization Survey, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, School Survey on Crime and Safety, and School and Staffing Survey.

Information was gathered from an array of sources including:
- National Crime Victimization Survey (1992-2004)
- School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2005)
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2005)
- School Survey on Crime and Safety (1999-2000 and 2003-04)
- School and Staffing Survey (1993-94, 1999-2000, and 2003-04).

Highlights:

  • From July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, there were 21 homicides of school-age youth (ages 5 to 18) at school.
  • In 2003-04 teachers' reports of being threatened or attacked by students during the previous 12 months varied according to their school level.
  • The percentage of public schools experiencing one or more violent incidents increased between the 1999-2000 and 2003-04 school years, from 71 to 81 percent.

Part of the Indicators of School Crime and Safety Series

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