|School Crime Victimization
||Are students safer at school or away from school?
||Students are more apt to be victims of serious violent crime away from school than at or on the way to school.
|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 12–18 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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