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Juveniles as Victims
School Crime Victimization
Q: Are students safer at school or away from school?
A: In 2019, 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: Every 10 years, the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) sample is redesigned to reflect changes in the population. Due to the sample redesign and other methodological changes implemented in 2006, use caution when comparing 2006 estimates with other years. Due to a sample increase and redesign in 2016, victimization estimates among youth in 2016 were not comparable to estimates for other years.

Serious violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Any violence includes serious violence and simple assault.

“At school” includes in the school building, on school property, and on the way to or from school.

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  • In 2019, students age 12-18 were victims of an estimated 263,600 serious violent crimes; nearly half (48%) 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=2019. Released on August 30, 2021.

Data Source: Adapted from Table 228.20: 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 2019. Available from: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d20/tables/dt20_228.20.asp

 

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