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Juveniles as Victims
School Crime Victimization
Q: Are students safer at school or away from school?
A: Students are more apt to be victims of serious violent crime away from school than at or on the way to school.
Victimizations per 1,000 students ages 12-18, 1992-2012: violent crimes

Victimizations per 1,000 students ages 12-18, 1992-2012: Serious violent crimes

Note: Due to methodological differences, use caution when comparing 2006 estimates to other years.

Serious violent crime includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent victimization includes serious violent crimes and simple assault. Theft includes purse-snatching, pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, with the exception of motor vehicle thefts.

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  • In 2012, students age 12-18 were victims of an estimated 258,900 serious violent crimes; nearly 1 in 3 (34%) of these incidents took place at or on the way to school.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02201.asp?qaDate=2012. Released on April 27, 2015.

Data Source: Adapted from Table 2.1: Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 1218 and rate of victimization per 1,000 students, by type of victimization, location, and year: 1992 through 2012. Available from: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crimeindicators/crimeindicators2013/tables.asp.

 

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