BJS Releases Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, and the National Center for Education Statistics, in the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, today released Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022, which includes Indicator 2: Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School. This report is the 25th in a series of annual publications produced jointly by BJS and NCES.
“The 2021 rate of nonfatal criminal victimization that occurred at school for students ages 12–18 (7 victimizations per 1,000 students) represents a decrease from 2019 (30 victimizations per 1,000 students),” noted Kevin M. Scott, Principal Deputy Director of BJS.
The report provides official estimates of school crime and safety from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and post-secondary institutions. It presents data on different types of student victimization, measures of school conditions, and student perceptions about their personal safety at school. Indicator 2: Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School includes data from BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey. Each of the 23 indicators is presented separately, and all indicators can be found here: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe.
Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022 and Indicator 2: Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School (NCJ 307328)
About the Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Kevin M. Scott, PhD, Principal Deputy Director of BJS, is the acting agency head. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.
About the Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.