Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010 provides the most recent national indicators on school crime and safety. The information presented in this report is intended to serve as a reference for policymakers and practitioners so that they can develop effective programs and policies aimed at violence and school crime prevention. Accurate information about the nature, extent, and scope of the problem being addressed is essential for developing effective programs and policies.
This is the thirteenth edition of Indicators of School Crime and Safety, a joint publication of the Bureauof Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Center forEducation Statistics (NCES). This report providesdetailed statistics to inform the nation about currentaspects of crime and safety in schools.
The 2010 edition of Indicators of School Crime and Safety includes the most recent available data,compiled from a number of statistical data sourcessupported by the federal government. Such sourcesinclude results from a study of violent deaths inschools, sponsored by the U.S. Department ofEducation and the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention (CDC); the National Crime VictimizationSurvey and School Crime Supplement to the survey,sponsored by the BJS and NCES, respectively;the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, sponsored by theCDC; and theSchools and Staffing Survey and School Survey onCrime and Safety, both sponsored by NCES.
The entire report is available on the Internet (http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crimeindicators/crimeindicators2010/). The Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics continue to work together in order to provide timely and complete data on the issues of school-related violence and safety.
National Center for Education Statistics
James P. Lynch
Bureau of Justice Statistics