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ERIC Number: ED543705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 211
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012. NCES 2013-036/NCJ 241446
Robers, Simone; Kemp, Jana; Truman, Jennifer
National Center for Education Statistics
Establishing reliable indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators is important in ensuring the safety of our nation's students. This is the aim of "Indicators of School Crime and Safety." This report is the fifteenth 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 most recent data collection for each indicator varied by survey, from 2007 to 2011. Each data source has an independent sample design, data collection method, and questionnaire design, or is the result of a universe data collection. All comparisons described in this report are statistically significant at the 0.05 level. Additional information about methodology and the datasets analyzed in this report may be found in appendix A. This report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school. 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. Preliminary data show that there were 31 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011 (Indicator 1). In 2011, among students ages 12-18, there were about 1,246,000 nonfatal victimizations at school, which include 648,600 victims of theft and 597,500 victims of violence (simple assault and serious violence) (Indicator 2). In 2011, about 77 percent of students ages 12-18 reported observing one or more security cameras to monitor the school during the day at their schools and 70 percent of students reported the presence of security guards and/or assigned police officers (Indicator 21). Appended are: (1) Technical Notes; and (2) Glossary of Terms. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 57 tables and 52 figures.) [For previous report, "Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011. NCES 2012-002/NCJ 236021," see ED529642.]
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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); US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
IES Funded: Yes