Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results from the 2015 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey [open pdf - 678KB]
From the Document: "Student victimization and school violence have been an ongoing cause of national concern, resulting in a concerted effort among educators, administrators, parents, and policymakers to determine the gravity of the issue and consider approaches to crime prevention. However, reducing criminal victimization in schools can be a complex task, given factors outside of school that have been found to be associated with criminal victimization, such as the neighborhood environment, family influences, and individual student characteristics (Foster and Brooks-Gunn 2013). Focusing on the school environment, disruptive behaviors such as student bullying, gang presence, and adolescent substance use continue to be associated with school crime and student victimization, which eventually lead to school avoidance (Gordon et al. 2014; Hughes, Gaines, and Pryor 2015). Previous attempts to counteract these problems with increased security measures in schools have also been associated with negative effects on perceived safety, which may also lead to school avoidance in students. (PerumeanChaney and Sutton 2013). With students who have experienced victimization at school being more likely to struggle both emotionally and academically (Patton, Woolley, and Hong 2012; Wang et al. 2014), finding successful solutions to crime and violence in schools is vital in providing an adequate education."
NCES 2018-106rev; National Center for Education Statistics 2018-106 revised
National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/