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NCES 2020063 Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2019
A joint effort by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in schools and colleges. This report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources—the National Crime Victimization Survey, the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety, the Schools and Staffing Survey, EDFacts, and the Campus Safety and Security Survey. The report covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, the presence of security staff at school, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions.
7/15/2020
NCES 2020027 Policies Outlining the Role of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers in Public Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics collects data on crime, violence, and safety in U.S. public schools through the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). This Data Point report uses data from the 2017–18 SSOCS to examine the formal policies schools have in place to outline officers’ roles and responsibilities and whether these policies are aligned with the activities that sworn law enforcement officers participate in while at school.
5/27/2020
NCES 2020144 The Condition of Education 2020
The Condition of Education 2020 is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data from NCES and other sources on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress.
5/19/2020
NCES 2020054 2017-18 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) Public-Use Data File User's Manual
The Data File User's Manual contains information about the sample design, data collection, imputation, and weighting procedures for the public-use data file. Appendixes in this document provide the SSOCS 2017–18 survey instrument, list of variables and record layout of the fixed-format ASCII file, a list of variables in the restricted-use data file that are not available in the public-use data file, and findings from nonresponse bias analyses.
4/9/2020
NCES 2020026 Expulsion From School as a Disciplinary Action
This report examines the percentage of U.S. public elementary and secondary schools that were allowed to expel students from school as a disciplinary action and the percentage of schools that used this action. Specifically, this report investigates the trend over time in schools’ allowance for and use of these disciplinary actions, and comparisons between schools with varying levels of minority student enrollment.
3/24/2020
NCES 2020007 U.S. Public School Students Enrolled in Schools With Violent Incidents and Hate Crimes
This report estimates the number and percentage of public school students who were enrolled in a school where any violent incidents and hate crimes occurred at school in 2007–08 and 2017–18, as reported by school principals. It also investigates whether these incidents occurred in schools in which a sworn law enforcement officer was present at least once a week.
3/17/2020
NCES 2019062 2017-18 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) Restricted-Use Data Files and User's Manual (NCES 2019-062)
The School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) collects detailed information on crime-related topics from the perspective of schools, including the frequency of school crime and violence, disciplinary actions, the presence and activities of school security staff, and school practices related to the prevention and reduction of crime.

The restricted-use data for the 2017-18 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) are available in SAS and ASCII formats. The 2017-18 SSOCS Restricted-Use Data File User's Manual is also available.
11/26/2019
NCES 2020040 Students' Perceptions of Bullying
This report investigates the relationship between these components and the various personal characteristics that students believed to be related to the bullying they experienced. It further examines the relationship between bullying components and the negative effects of bullying on students’ feelings about themselves, their schoolwork, and their relationships with family and friends.
11/19/2019
NCES 2020041 Student Perceptions of School Discipline and the Presence of Gangs or Guns at School
This report investigates the relationship between students’ perceptions of school discipline and their own behavior as well as the relationship between students’ perception of school discipline and unfavorable school conditions. As the findings presented below show reportable differences and not causal interactions, readers should be aware that additional factors may be involved in explaining discrepancies between students’ views of school discipline.
11/19/2019
NCES 2020042 Electronic Bullying: Online and by Text
This report investigates the relationship between those students who were bullied online or by text and their demographic characteristics. It also examines students’ reports of the overall negative effects of being bullied online or by text, as well as avoidance behaviors, impacts on attendance, and whether victims notified an adult of the bullying.
11/19/2019
NCES 2019064 Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results From the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
This report uses data from the 2017 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to examine student criminal victimization and the characteristics of crime victims and nonvictims. It also provides findings on student reports of the presence of gangs and weapons and the availability of drugs and alcohol at school, student reports of bullying, and fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims at school.
9/24/2019
NCES 2019061 Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2017-18
The National Center for Education Statistics collects data on crime and violence in U.S. public schools through the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). This First Look report presents findings from the 2017–18 School Survey on Crime and Safety data collection.
7/25/2019
NCES 2019054 Student Reports of Bullying: Results From the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
These Web Tables use data from the 2017 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to show the relationship between bullying victimization and other variables of interest such as the reported presence of gangs, guns, drugs, alcohol, and hate-related graffiti at school; select security measures; student criminal victimization; and personal fear, avoidance behaviors, fighting, and weapon-carrying at school.
7/16/2019
NCES 2019053 Cyberbullying and Cell Phone Policy in U.S. Primary and Secondary Schools
This report describes principals’ reports of the frequency with which cyberbullying occurred among U.S. students in 2010 and 2016. Additionally, this report examines schools with more frequent reports of cyberbullying and compares groups of schools with varying racial/ethnic compositions and rules prohibiting cell phone use during school hours.
1/29/2019
NCES 2018098 Measuring School Climate Using the 2015 School Crime Supplement: Technical Report
This report uses data from the 2015 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to develop school climate measures and identify differences in scores for various student demographics including students experiencing or not experiencing criminal victimization and bullying.
10/30/2018
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