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Title:  Student Victimization in U.S. Public Schools: Results from the 2005 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
Description: This report provides estimates of student victimization as defined by the 2005 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the 2005 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). NCVS is the nationís primary source of information on crime victimization and the victims of crime in the United States and the SCS is a supplement to NCVS that was created to collect information about school-related victimization on a national level. This report incorporates findings from student respondents ages 12-18 in grades 6-12 that were interviewed during the 2005 school year. It shows that student victims of crime are more likely to report conditions of an unfavorable school climate, security measures at school, and exhibit fear and avoidance behaviors. Additional topics covered in this report include the prevalence and type of student victimization at school and selected characteristics of victims, including their demographic characteristics and school type; and victim and nonvictim reports of the presence of gangs and weapons and the availability of drugs.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 2008
Web Release: October 21, 2008
Print Release: Currently only available online, print version forthcoming.
Publication #: NCES 2009306
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Lynn Bauer, Paul Guerino, Kacey Lee Nolle, and Sze-Wei Tang
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Crime and Safety Surveys (CSS)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Kathryn A. Chandler.
 
 
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