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


Figure 19.3.

Percentage of public schools that took a serious disciplinary action, by type of offense: Various school years, 19992000 through 200708


Percentage of public schools that took a serious disciplinary action, by type of offense: Various school years, 19992000 through 200708
1Data not available prior to 200304.
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. Serious disciplinary actions include removals with no continuing services for at least the remainder of the school year, transfers to specialized schools for disciplinary reasons, and out-of-school suspensions lasting 5 or more days, but less than the remainder of the school year. Respondents were instructed to respond only for offenses that occurred during normal school hours or when school activities or events were in session, unless the survey specified otherwise.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 19992000, 200304, 200506, and 200708 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2008.
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