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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010

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Table 2.1.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 1218 and rate of crimes per 1,000 students, by location, type of crime, and year: 19922008


  Number of crimes   Rate of crimes per 1,000 students  
Year Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
  Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
 
At school    
1992 3,409,200 2,260,500 1,148,600 245,400   144 95 48 10  
1993 3,795,200 2,357,000 1,438,200 306,700   155 96 59 12  
1994 3,795,500 2,371,500 1,424,000 322,400   150 94 56 13  
1995 3,467,900 2,177,900 1,290,000 222,500   135 85 50 9  
1996 3,163,000 2,028,700 1,134,400 225,400   121 78 43 9  
1997 2,721,200 1,666,000 1,055,200 201,800   102 63 40 8  
1998 2,715,600 1,562,300 1,153,200 252,700   101 58 43 9  
1999 2,489,700 1,605,500 884,100 185,600   92 59 33 7  
2000 1,946,400 1,246,600 699,800 128,400   72 46 26 5  
2001 2,001,300 1,237,600 763,700 160,900   73 45 28 6  
2002 1,753,600 1,095,000 658,600 88,100   64 40 24 3  
2003 1,930,100 1,191,400 738,700 154,200   73 45 28 6  
2004 1,445,800 863,000 582,800 107,400   55 33 22 4  
2005 1,487,900 858,400 629,500 137,300   56 32 24 5  
2007 1,510,900 826,800 684,100 118,300   57 31 26 4  
2008 1,248,800 619,000 629,800 113,300   47 24 24 4  
Away from school    
1992 3,286,800 1,607,600 1,679,200 750,200   138 68 71 32  
1993 3,419,700 1,691,800 1,728,000 849,500   139 69 70 35  
1994 3,258,100 1,521,700 1,736,400 832,700   129 60 69 33  
1995 3,058,300 1,561,800 1,496,500 599,000   119 61 58 23  
1996 3,050,600 1,622,900 1,427,700 670,600   117 62 55 26  
1997 3,107,300 1,551,600 1,555,800 635,900   117 58 59 24  
1998 2,534,500 1,236,400 1,298,100 550,200   95 46 48 21  
1999 2,106,600 1,048,200 1,058,300 476,400   78 39 39 18  
2000 2,011,800 1,091,000 920,800 373,100   74 40 34 14  
2001 1,670,500 912,900 757,500 290,300   61 33 28 11  
2002 1,510,400 790,100 720,300 309,200   55 29 26 11  
2003 1,592,600 746,200 846,400 325,000   60 28 32 12  
2004 1,262,200 706,400 555,800 228,600   48 27 21 9  
2005 1,228,400 603,400 625,000 267,600   46 23 24 10  
2007 1,074,000 556,200 517,800 163,500   41 21 20 6  
2008 1,008,800 512,100 496,700 204,500   38 19 19 8  
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
NOTE: There were changes in the sample design and survey methodology in the 2006 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) that affected survey estimates. Due to this redesign, 2006 data are not presented in this indicator. Data from 2007 onward are comparable to earlier years. For more information, please see appendix A. Serious violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes include serious violent crimes and simple assault. Theft includes purse snatching, pickpocketing, all burglaries, attempted forcible entry, and all attempted and completed thefts except motor vehicle thefts. Theft does not include robbery in which threat or use of force is involved. Total crimes include violent crimes and theft. “At school” includes inside the school building, on school property, or on the way to or from school. Although Indicators 2 and 3 present information on similar topics, the survey sources for these two indicators differ with respect to time coverage and administration. For more information on these two surveys, please see appendix A. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Estimates of number of crimes are rounded to the nearest 100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 1992–2005 and 2007–2008.
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