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Publication Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2005

Katrina Baum, Jill F. DeVoe, Margaret E. Noonan, Katharin Peter, Thomas D. Snyder

November 20, 2005    NCJ 210697

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.

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

Highlights:

  • From July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002, there were 17 homicides and 5 suicides of school-age youth (ages 5-19) at school.
  • Annually, from 1999 through 2003, teachers were the victims of approximately 183,000 total nonfatal crimes at school, including 119,000 thefts and 65,000 violent crimes.
  • In 1999-2000, about 54% of public schools took at least one serious disciplinary action against a student, amounting to about 1,163,000 actions.

Part of the Indicators of School Crime and Safety Series

Press Release
ASCII file (34K)
Spreadsheet (Zip format 121K)
Full Report (PDF 766K)
Executive Summary (PDF 177K)
Indicators 1-19 (PDF 328K)
Supplemental Tables (PDF 2937K)
Standard Error Tables (PDF 279K)
Appendices (PDF 279K)

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