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Juveniles as Victims
School Crime Victimization
Q: What is the most common school crime?
A: Theft is by far the most common school crime.
Victimizations per 1,000 students ages 12-18, 1992-2010

Victimizations per 1,000 students ages 12-18, 1992-2010 (Theft crimes)

Note: Due to changes in methodology, the 2006 national crime victimization rates are not comparable to other years and cannot be used for yearly trend comparisons. Violent crimes include sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.

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  • Students ages 1218 were victims of an estimated 469,800 in-school thefts in 2010 more than half (57%) of all crimes in school.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02202.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on March 05, 2012.

Data Source: Robers, S., Zhang, J., and Truman, J. (2012). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011 (NCES 2012-002/NCJ 236021). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC.


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