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Title: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008
Description: A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It provides the most current detailed statistical information to inform the Nation on the nature of crime in schools. This report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources--the National Crime Victimization Survey, the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety and the School and Staffing Survey. Data on crime away from school are also presented to place school crime in the context of crime in the larger society.

A note about the Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2008 report: An error discovered in the labeling of the number of incidents per 1,000 students in Indicator 6: Violent and Other Crime Incidents at Public Schools and Those Reported to the Police has been corrected in the 2008 version. This revision to the 2008 edition does not affect the 2009 edition. Within Indicator 6, corrections have been made to the text, figures 6.1 and 6.2, and tables 6.1, 6.4, and 6.5. The report was updated November 23, 2009 to include these revisions. In addition, three standard error supplemental tables—S6.1, S6.4, and S.6.5—were corrected and replaced.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2009
Web Release: April 21, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009022
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports and Information Staff (Annual Reports)
Crime and Safety Surveys (CSS)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Veronique Irwin.