Crime and Safety in America's Public Schools: Selected Findings from the School Survey on Crime and Safety [open pdf - 319KB]
"Crime and Safety in America's Public Schools: Selected Findings from the School Survey on Crime and Safety summarizes important findings from the 1999--2000 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). This document presents selected national estimates of the amount of crime, violence, and disorder at public schools, and the practices and programs that schools use to identify and diffuse potential problems. Much of this document was adapted from analyses that were presented in two NCES publications, Violence in U.S. Public Schools: 2000 School Survey on Crime and Safety (2004--314) or Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2003 (2004--004). Data on crime, violence, and disorder in our nation's schools are collected so that policymakers, parents, and educators will have information to identify emerging problems, and gauge the safety of American schools. Information on crime, violence, and disorder was collected in the 2000 SOCS, a survey of public schools in the United States, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The 2000 SSOCS was a nationally representative sample of 2,270 regular public elementary, middle, secondary, and combined schools in the United States. Data from SSOCS helps to provide an overall picture of school crime and safety in the United States, by asking school principals about characteristics of school policies, school violence prevention programs and practices, violent deaths at school and elsewhere, frequency of crime and violence, disciplinary problems and actions, and school characteristics that have been associated with school crime."
National Forum on Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov