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ERIC Number: ED504994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 169
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008. NCES 2009-022/NCJ 226343
Dinkes, Rachel; Kemp, Jana; Baum, Katrina
National Center for Education Statistics
"Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008" provides the most recent national indicators on school crime and safety. The information presented in this report is intended to serve as a reference for policymakers and practitioners so that they can develop effective programs and policies aimed at violence and school crime prevention. The report is the eleventh 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. Report indicators are based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, and principals. The most recent data collection for each indicator varied by source, from 2003-2004 to 2007. Each data source has an independent sample design, data collection method, and questionnaire design or is the result of a universal data collection. All comparisons described in this report are statistically significant at the .05 level. 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 away from school are offered as a point of comparison where available. Technical Notes and Glossary are appended. (Contains 48 footnotes, 43 figures and 45 tables.)[For "Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007" see ED499165.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED510885