Are America's Schools Safe? Students Speak Out: 1999 School Crime Supplement, Statistical Analysis Report [open pdf - 772KB]
"The American public continues to be concerned about crime in schools and the safety of students. In part, this concern has been shaped by highly publicized acts of extreme school violence, which have intensified the attention placed on student safety. To obtain a more complete picture of the prevalence of school violence and the safety of students in American schools, it is important to collect data to permit these issues of school safety to be studied. The School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is one measure of the prevalence of criminal victimization at school and students' perceptions of their school environment. The SCS has collected data on school crime and related topics concerning the school safety of 12- through 18-year-old students in 1989, 1995, and 1999. This report is the first to focus on data collected by the 1999 SCS."
National Forum on Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov