BJS Releases Study on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011, which presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals.  A joint effort by BJS and the National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as when students are traveling to and from school.  It also provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools and school environments, and responses to violence and crime at school.

Data are drawn from several federally funded collections, including the National Crime Victimization Survey, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, School Survey on Crime and Safety, and the Schools and Staffing Survey.

            TITLE:            Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011 (NCJ 236021)
            AUTHORS:     Simone Robers, Jijun Zhang, Jennifer Truman, and Thomas Snyder
            WEBSITE:      http://www.bjs.gov

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims.  OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics



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