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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2002
Executive Summary



Violent Deaths at School

Nonfatal Student Victimization-Student Reports

Violence and Crime at School-Public School Principal/ Disciplinarian Reports

Nonfatal Teacher Victimization at School-Teacher Reports

School Environment


Full Report (PDF) (PDF - 1152 KB)

-Supplemental Tables (PDF - 154 KB)

-Standard Error Tables (PDF - 156 KB)

-Appendix A   School Practices and Policies Related to Safety and Discipline' (PDF - 60 KB)

-Appendix B   Technical Notes (PDF - 83 KB)

-Appendix C   Glossary of Terms (PDF - 32 KB)

-Excel Tables   Zip Format (240 KB)


The authors wish to thank the heads of their respective agencies, Gary W. Phillips of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and Lawrence Greenfeld of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), for supporting this report.

From BJS, we wish to thank Callie Rennison of the Victimization Statistics Branch for her work in verifying data from the NCVS.

From NCES, we wish to thank Bruce Taylor, Shelley Burns, Kathryn Chandler, and Ghedam Bairu, who served as reviewers. The Office of the Deputy Secretary conducted an agency review as well. They all provided input that substantially improved the publication.

Outside of NCES and BJS, Mark Anderson and Steve James of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention generously provided data and performed reviews of data documentation.

In addition, school crime experts who reviewed the report were Wayne Welsh of Temple University and Richard Lawrence of St. Cloud State University. Margaret Burchinal of the University of North Carolina also provided valuable input. Their advice was gratefully accepted. We particularly appreciated their willingness to review the report under very strict time constraints. We also value the review of this report and the continued support provided by Bill Modzeleski of the Safe and Drug-free Schools program.

Without the assistance of the following staff at MPR Associates, this report could not have been produced: Barbara Kridl (overall production), Francesca Tussing (production, proofreading, layout, and editing), and Andrea Livingston (editing). They provided invaluable editorial, graphic, and production assistance.

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