"This is the second edition of 'Indicators of School Crime and Safety,' a joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics. The report provides detailed statistical information to inform the nation on the current nature of crime in schools, and is a companion document to the 'Annual Report on School Safety: 1999.' The 'Annual Report' is a joint publication of the Departments of Education and Justice that provides an overview of the nature and scope of school crime and describes actions schools and communities can take to address this critical issue. The two reports respond to a 1998 request by President Clinton for an annual report card on school violence. This edition of 'Indicators' contains the most recent available data on school crime and safety drawn from a number of statistical series supported by the federal government. The data in the report can provide perspective on the extent of crime and violence in our schools, as well as some measure of our national response to this problem."
NCES 1999-057; NCJ 178906
United States Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/