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Juveniles as Victims
School Crime Victimization
Q: Are students safer at school or away from school?
A: Students are more apt to be victims of serious violent crime away from school than at or on the way to school.
Victimizations per 1,000 students ages 12-18, 1992-1996: Serious violent crimes

Victimizations per 1,000 students ages 12-18, 1992-1996: Violent crimes

Note: Due to changes in methodology, the 2006 national crime victimization rates are not comparable to other years and cannot be used for yearly trend comparisons. Serious violent crimes include sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes include serious violent crimes plus simple assault.

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  • In 2010, students ages 1218 were victims of an estimated 228,700 serious violent crimes; nearly two of every five (40%) of these incidents took place at or on the way to school.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02201.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on March 05, 2012.

Data Source: Robers, S., Zhang, J., and Truman, J. (2012). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011 (NCES 2012-002/NCJ 236021). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC.


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