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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009


Figure 6.3.

Percentage of public schools recording and reporting to the police incidents of crime, by type of crime: Various school years, 19992000 through 200708


Percentage of public schools recording and reporting to the police incidents of crime, by type of crime: Various school years, 19992000 through 200708
1 Total incidents include violent incidents; thefts; and other incidents such as possession of a firearm or explosive device; possession of a knife or sharp object; distribution, possession, or use of illegal drugs or alcohol; and vandalism.
2 Violent incidents include serious violent incidents; physical attack or fight without a weapon; and threat of physical attack without a weapon.
3 Serious violent incidents include rape or attempted rape; sexual battery other than rape; physical attack or fight with a weapon; threat of physical attack with a weapon; and robbery with or without a weapon.
4 Theft/larceny includes taking things worth over $10 without personal confrontation. Please see appendix B for a more detailed definition.
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. "At school" was defined for respondents to include activities that happen in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that hold school-sponsored events or activities. Respondents were instructed to include incidents that occurred before, during, or after normal school hours or when school activities or events were in session.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2005–06, and 2007–08 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2008.
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