"This is the third edition of 'Indicators of School Crime and Safety,' a joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the 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: 2000.' 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. These data include results from a study of violent deaths in school, sponsored by the Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the 1999 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is conducted by the Census Bureau on behalf of our agencies."
NCES 2001-017; NCJ 184176
United States Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/