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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007

National Center for Education Statistics

The vast majority of the 54.8 million students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2005-2006 school year were safe at school, according to this annual report by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

Preliminary data show that among youth ages 5 to 18, there were 14 school-associated homicides and three suicides at schools. There were about 1.5 million 12- to 18-year-old victims of nonfatal crimes, such as theft, and 628,200 victims of violent crimes. Eight percent of students in grades 9 through 12 reported being threatened or injured with a weapon, and 25 percent reported that drugs were made available to them on school property. Nearly three out of 10 students ages 12 to 18 reported having been bullied. Free online at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crimeindicators/crimeindicators2007/, (202) 502-7300.

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