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ERIC Number: ED512901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 193
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010. NCES 2011-002/NCJ 230812
Robers, Simone; Zhang, Jijun; Truman, Jennifer
National Center for Education Statistics
Ensuring safer schools requires establishing good indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators. This is the aim of this report. This report is the thirteenth 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. Sources include results from a study of violent deaths in schools, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Crime Victimization Survey and School Crime Supplement to the survey, sponsored by the BJS and NCES, respectively; the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the Schools and Staffing Survey and School Survey on Crime and Safety, both sponsored by NCES. The most recent data collection for each indicator varied by survey, from 2007 to 2009. 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. This report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, 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. Appendices include: (1) Technical Notes; and (2) Glossary of Terms. (Contains 52 tables, 49 figures and 40 footnotes.) [For "Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009," see ED507417.]
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9
Audience: Community; Parents; Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES); Youth Risk Behavior Survey
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED525598