Skip Navigation

NCES Releases Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022

September 13, 2023

Report includes crime and safety data for U.S. elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions

WASHINGTON (September 13, 2023)—The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the statistical center within the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), released today the 25th edition of Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022. The Indicators of School Crime and Safety is a joint effort of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and NCES. This report compiles and presents the most recent national data on:

“The goal of the Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety is to inform policymakers, families, educators, and the public at large about sobering challenges like student victimization and teacher safety,” said NCES Commissioner Peggy G. Carr. “These matters concern everyone in the education community, spanning from families with young children to students in college. And by partnering with the Bureau of Justice of Statistics, we can draw from an extensive amount of data sources to disseminate the information in a useful, timely, and accurate manner.”

The report, part of NCES’s Condition of Education system, leverages data from various sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, and educational institutions as well as administrative data sources. For more information on these sources, please visit https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/sources.

In addition to the report and indictors released today, supplemental tables are available through the Digest of Education Statistics.

Table 228.10. School-associated violent deaths of all persons, homicides and suicides of youth ages 5-18 at school, and total homicides and suicides of youth ages 5-18, by type of violent death: School years 1992-93 through 2019-20

Table 228.12. Number of casualties from shootings at public and private elementary and secondary schools, number of school shootings, and number of schools with shootings, by type of casualty and level of school: School years 2000-01 through 2021-22

Table 228.15. Number of active shooter incidents at educational institutions and number of casualties, by level of institution: 2000 through 2021

Table 228.16. Number of active shooter incidents at educational institutions, number and type of guns used, and number and characteristics of shooters, by level of institution: 2000 through 2021

Table 228.20. Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12-18 and rate of victimization per 1,000 students, by type of victimization and location: 1992 through 2021

Table 228.25. Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12-18 and rate of victimization per 1,000 students, by type of victimization, location, and selected student characteristics: 2021

Table 228.70. Number and percentage of public school teachers who reported that they were threatened with injury or physically attacked by a student from school during the previous 12 months, by selected teacher characteristics: Selected school years, 1993-94 through 2020-21

Table 230.90. Percentage of public school teachers who agreed that student misbehavior and student tardiness and class cutting interfered with their teaching, by selected teacher and school characteristics: Selected school years, 1987-88 through 2020-21

Table 230.92. Percentage of public school teachers who agreed that other teachers and the principal enforced school rules, by selected teacher and school characteristics: Selected school years, 1987-88 through 2020-21

Table 307.10. Full-time-equivalent fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by control and level of institution: 1967 through 2030

Table 309.30. Residence and migration of all first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates in 4-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions who graduated from high school in the previous 12 months, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 2020

Table 329.10. On-campus crimes, arrests, and referrals for disciplinary action at degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by location of incident, control and level of institution, and type of incident: Selected years, 2001 through 2020

Table 329.20. On-campus crimes, arrests, and referrals for disciplinary action per 10,000 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students at degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by whether institution has residence halls, control and level of institution, and type of incident: Selected years, 2001 through 2020

Table 329.30. On-campus hate crimes at degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by level and control of institution, type of crime, and category of bias motivating the crime: 2010 through 2016

# # #

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, is the statistical center of the U.S. Department of Education and the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES fulfills a congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition and progress of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.

Follow NCES on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube and subscribe to the NCES Newsflash to receive email notifications when new data are released.

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the independent and nonpartisan statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public.

CONTACT:
Josh Delarosa, National Center for Education Statistics, ARIS.NCES@ed.gov
James Elias, Hager Sharp, jelias@hagersharp.com