Students' Reports of School Crime: 1989 and 1995   [open pdf - 275KB]

"This report is the first focusing on data collected in the 1995 School Crime Supplement (SCS), an enhancement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The NCVS is an ongoing household survey that gathers information on the criminal victimization of household members age 12 and older. While this report does not cover all of the items in the dataset, it covers those pertinent to school crime. These include: victimization at school, drug availability at school, street gangs at school, and guns at school. In this report, victimization is in terms of prevalence as opposed to counts of events. In other words, the report focuses on the percent of students who have been victimized one or more times. [...] This report presents estimates for two points in time, six years apart. Readers should not assume that the time points represent a stable trend between 1989 and 1995. In fact, if estimates had been developed for the intervening years, many changes might be seen. In this report, each topic is covered in a two- or three-page presentation that consists of bullets and figures. Comprehensive tables on each of the topics can be found after the body of the report. A methodology section, which describes the data collections and the analysis approach, follows the tables. Shown in appendix A are tables containing standard errors of the estimates, and shown in appendix B are the 1989 and 1995 School Crime Supplement questionnaires."

Report Number:
NCES 98-241; NCJ 169607
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National Forum on Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov
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