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Juveniles as Victims
School Crime Victimization
Q: Are students safer at school or away from school?
A: In 2016, students were more likely to be victims of serious violent crime away from school than they were at or on their 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.

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  • In 2016, students age 12-18 were victims of an estimated 211,800 serious violent crimes; about one-third (34%) of these incidents took place at or on the way to school.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02201.asp?qaDate=2016. Released on October 22, 2018.

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 2016. Available from: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crimeindicators/tables.asp.


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