"This is the seventh edition of 'Indicators of School Crime and Safety,' a joint publication of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics. This report provides detailed statistical information to inform the nation on the current status of crime in schools. The 2004 edition of 'Indicators' includes the most recent available data, including data from the 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the 2002 National Crime Victimization Survey, and the 2003 School Crime Supplement, a survey of our nation's students about their experiences with school crime and safety. The data in this report were compiled from a number of statistical data sources supported by the federal government. Such sources include results from a study of violent deaths in schools, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Crime Victimization Survey and School Crime Supplement to the survey, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, respectively; the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the Schools and Staffing Survey and School Survey on Crime and Safety, both sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics."
NCES 2005-002; NCJ 205290
United States Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/