Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives, Gangs and Victimization at School [open pdf - 22KB]
"Public concern over violent juvenile behavior has intensified in recent years, especially in regard to safety inside schools. Included among the National Education Goals is a strong commitment to providing children with learning environments that are free of violence. Yet there are very limited data about the causes of either juvenile street violence or school-related crime. Journalists frequently blame street violence on the influence of gangs. This issue brief looks at the relationship between gang presence in schools and students' reports of victimization and fear."
National Forum on Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov