BJS And NCES Release Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012


Jun 26, 2013, 10:00 ET from Bureau of Justice Statistics

WASHINGTON , Jun 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012, which highlights most recent data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. Topics covered include victimization at school, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school. The report contains 21 indicators of crime at school from a number of sources, including the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the School Crime Supplement to the NCVS, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety, and the School and Staffing Survey.


Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012 (NCJ 241446)


Simone Robers and Jana Kemp

American Institutes for Research

Jennifer Truman

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Thomas D. Snyder

National Center for Education Statistics    


The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V Mason, 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

SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics