The Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Educational Statistics collaborated on this report, which breaks down crime in and around schools using data from the 2007, 2008 and 2009 school years. Among the findings:
–The crime victimization rate at schools dropped from 57 victimizations per 1,000 students to 47 per 1,000.
–The number of students who reported carrying a weapon on school grounds was 6 percent in 2009, which is half the amount who reported weapons in 1993.
–There were 767,900 “serious disciplinary actions” taken by schools, a group of actions where the lower threshold is suspensions of five or more days. Three quarters of the actions were suspensions, 19 percent were transfers to specialized schools, and 5 percent were expulsions.
Click here to read the report.