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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018

Show simple item record Musu, Lauren Zhang, Anlan Wang, Ke Zhang, Jizhi Oudekerk, Barbara 2019-04-22T17:15:09Z 2019-04-22T17:15:09Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Musu, Lauren; Zhang, Anlan; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Jizhi; Oudekerk, Barbara. (2019). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018. NCES 2019-047/NCJ 252571. National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics, 268 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCES 2019-047 / NCJ 252571
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This annual report, produced jointly by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, presents data on school crime and safety from national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions. It contains findings on 22 indicators of school crime and safety, including violent deaths; nonfatal student and teacher victimization; school environment; fights, weapons, and illegal substances; fear and avoidance; discipline, safety, and security measures; and postsecondary campus safety and security. Selected findings on opioids, bullying, and active shooter incidents in educational settings are also included. Data sources include the National Crime Victimization Survey, the School Crime Supplement to the NCVS, the School-Associated Violent Death Surveillance System, the School Survey on Crime and Safety, the Schools and Staffing Survey, the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, and the Campus Safety and Security Survey. Highlights: Based on the 2017 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), students ages 12 to 18 experienced 827,000 total victimizations (i.e., theft and nonfatal violent victimization) at school and 503,800 total victimizations away from school. From 2000 to 2017, there were 153 casualties (67 killed and 86 wounded) in active shooter incidents at elementary and secondary schools and 143 casualties (70 killed and 73 wounded) in active shooter incidents at postsecondary institutions. In 2017, about 6% of students ages 12 to 18 reported being called hate-related words at school during the school year, representing a decrease from 12% in 2001. This percentage also decreased between 2001 and 2017 for male and female students as well as for white, black, and Hispanic students. Between 2001 and 2017, the percentage of students ages 12 to 18 who reported that gangs were present at their school during the school year decreased overall (from 20% to 9%), as well as for students from urban areas (from 29% to 11%), suburban areas (from 18% to 8%), and rural areas (from 13% to 7%). During the 2015-16 school year, 47% of schools reported one or more crime incidents to police. The percentage of public schools reporting incidents to police was lower in 2015-16 than in every prior survey year. (BJS Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) en_US
dc.subject Study Overview en_US
dc.subject Statistics en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Adolescence en_US
dc.subject Minors en_US
dc.subject Juvenile en_US
dc.subject Teens en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Youth Violence en_US
dc.subject Harassment en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Assault en_US
dc.subject Threatening with Physical Violence en_US
dc.subject Peer-on-peer Abuse en_US
dc.subject Bullying en_US
dc.subject Cyberbullying en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences en_US
dc.subject School Safety en_US
dc.subject School Violence en_US
dc.subject Children Exposed to Violence en_US
dc.subject Witness to Violence en_US
dc.subject Hate Crime en_US
dc.subject Campus Crime en_US
dc.subject Measurement en_US
dc.title Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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