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ERIC Number: ED510885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 75
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results from the 2007 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. NCES 2010-319
DeVoe, Jill Fleury; Bauer, Lynn
National Center for Education Statistics
Student victimization in schools is a major concern of educators, policymakers, administrators, parents, and students. Understanding the scope of the criminal victimization of students, as well as the factors associated with it, is an essential step in developing solutions to address the issues of school crime and violence. This report uses data from the 2007 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to examine student criminal victimization and the characteristics of crime victims and nonvictims. It also provides findings on student reports of the presence of gangs and weapons and the availability of drugs at school, student reports of bullying and cyberbullying, and fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims at school. The results of this report are presented in five sections. The first two sections discuss the prevalence and type of student criminal victimization at school and selected characteristics of victims, including their demographic characteristics and school type. The third section explores crime victim and nonvictim reports of conditions of school climate, such as the presence of gangs and weapons and the availability of drugs. The fourth section examines criminal victimization and student reports of bullying and cyberbullying at school. The fifth section examines criminal victimization and student reports of security measures taken at school to secure school buildings and the use of designated personnel and the enforcement of administrative procedures at school to ensure student safety. The sixth section examines fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims, such as skipping class or avoiding specific places at school. Five appendixes are included: (1) Technical Notes; (2) Standard Error Tables; (3) Selected Items From the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey Basic Screen Questionnaire (NCVS-1); (4) Selected Items From the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey Crime Incident Report (NCVS-2); and (5) 2007 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey Instrument. The survey is designed to assist policymakers, as well as researchers and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels, in making informed decisions concerning crime in schools. (Contains 16 tables, 5 figures, 16 tables, and 13 footnotes.)[To review "Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results from the 2005 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. NCES 2009-306" please see ED503000.]
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED519449