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Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases 2021 School Crime and Safety Report

JUVJUST - Bureau of Justice Statistics 2021 School Crime and Safety Report

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) have released Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021.

This annual report provides the most recent data on school crime and student safety from several sources, including national databases and surveys of students, teachers, principals, and post-secondary institutions.

The report highlights select finding from 23 indicators on various school crime and safety topics. It examines different types of student victimization, including violent deaths and school shootings, nonfatal criminal victimization, and bullying victimization. The report also presents data on school conditions—such as discipline problems, gangs, hate-related speech, weapons, and illegal substances—as well as data on student perceptions of school safety.

This report supplements Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School in the Condition of Education report, which BJS and NCES released in May 2022. 

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Date Published: July 11, 2022