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ERIC Number: ED499165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 227
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007. NCES 2008-021/NCJ 219553
Dinkes, Rachel; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Lin-Kelly, Wendy
National Center for Education Statistics
This report is the tenth in a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the U.S. Department of Justice. This report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety. The indicators in this report are based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, and principals. The report covers topics such as victimization, fights, bullying, classroom disorder, weapons, student perceptions of school safety, teacher injury, and availability and student use of drugs and alcohol. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur outside of school grounds are offered as a point of comparison where available. There is some evidence that student safety has improved. However, violence, theft, drugs, and weapons continue to pose problems in schools. (Contains 84 tables, 44 figures, and 32 footnotes. Appended are the following: (1) Technical Notes; and (2) Glossary of Terms.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED558158; ED544799