Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results from the 2007 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey [open pdf - 3MB]
"This report provides estimates of student criminal victimization as defined by the 2007 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The NCVS is the nation's primary source of information on crime victimization and the victims of crime in the United States. The SCS is a supplement to the NCVS that was created to collect information about student and school characteristics on a national level. The first three administrations of the SCS were conducted in 1989, 1995, and 1999; beginning in 1999, it has been conducted biennially. The survey is designed to assist policymakers, as well as researchers and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels, in making informed decisions concerning crime in schools. Criminal victimizations in this report are categorized as serious violent, violent, or theft. Serious violent victimization includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault and is a subset of violent victimization. Violent victimization includes all serious violent victimizations and simple assault. Theft includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. Victims of 'any' crime reported at least one of the victimizations above. 'Nonvictims' of any crime reported none of the victimizations above. All findings reported are statistically significant at the .05 level."
National Center for Education Statistics: http://www.nces.ed.gov/