BJS Report – Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 2, 2007

Press release: “Violent and property crime rates at the nation’s schools during 2005 –– 57 such crimes per 1,000 students age 12 or older –– were statistically unchanged from the 2004 rate of 55 victimizations per 1,000 students, according to a new report by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. The crimes measured are rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault and theft.”

  • The report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007 (NCJ-219553) was written by BJS statistician Wendy Lin-Kelly; Rachel Dinkes, of the Education Statistics Services Institute in the American Institutes for Research; Emily Forrest Cataldi, of MPR Associates, Inc.; and Thomas D. Snyder, Project Officer of the National Center of Education Statistics.”
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