Accession Number PB2013-111608
Title Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 211p
Personal Author J. Kemp J. Trumann S. Robers T. D. Snyder
Abstract Our nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. Any instance of crime or violence at school not only affects the individuals involved, but also may disrupt the educational process and affect bystanders, the school itself, and the surrounding community (Henry 2000). 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. Sources include results from the School-Associated Violent Deaths Study, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Justice, 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 2011.
Keywords Crimes
Indicators
Monitoring
Safety
Schools
Statistical data
Students
Surveys
Teachers
Victims
Violence


 
Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
National Center for Education Statistics
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Author American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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