Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014

Screenshot 2015-07-29 12.34.37Fifteen homicides of school-age youth (ages 5–18) occurred at school during the 2010–11 school year, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics.

The report presents the latest data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals using 23 indicators grouped under the categories: Violent Deaths; Nonfatal Student and Teacher Victimization; School Environment, Fights, Weapons, and Illegal Substances; Fear and Avoidance; Discipline, Safety, and Security Measures; and Postsecondary Campus and Security.

Other facts from the report include:

  • In 2013, students ages 12–18 experienced higher rates of nonfatal victimizations at school than away from school.
  • In 2013, about 22 percent of students ages 12–18 reported being bullied at school and 7 percent reported being cyberbullied during the school year.

Data for the report comes from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the School Crime Supplement to the NCVS, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety, and the School and Staffing Survey.