WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016.
This annual report, a joint effort by BJS and NCES, presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers and principals. It contains 23 indicators on topics including victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, perceptions of personal safety and crime at postsecondary institutions.
TITLE: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016 (NCJ 250650)
AUTHORS: Lauren Musu-Gillette, National Center for Education Statistics
Anlan Zhang, American Institutes for Research
Ke Wang, American Institutes for Research
Jizhi Zhang, American Institutes for Research
Barbara A. Oudekerk, Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: 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 (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
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SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs