Indicators of School Crime and Safety

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The purpose of this project is to plan, research, design, and execute the annual Indicators of School Crime and Safety, a flagship report co-sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Since 2000, AIR has maintained lead authorship of the 23-indicator report, the Department of Education’s only annual publication on the status and trends of crime and safety in U.S. schools.
 

Infographics

Browse our infographics on a number of topics from the reports over the years.

2018

Bullying

Bullying is prevalent and often has significant negative effects on individuals, families, and schools, according to a Spotlight on school bullying authored by AIR in the 2018 report.

Student Bullying and Perceptions of Power Imbalance
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2016

Bullying

In 2015, about 15 percent of U.S. fourth-graders and 7 percent of U.S. eighth-graders reported experiencing bullying at least once a month. These percentages were lower than the international averages of 16 and 8 percent.

In 2015, about 15 percent of U.S. fourth-graders and 7 percent of U.S. eighth-graders reported experiencing bullying at least once a month. These percentages were lower than the international averages of 16 and 8 percent


2015

Suspensions and Expulsions

New this year were two “spotlight indicators,” one on topics related to student suspension and expulsion and another on juvenile offenders in residential placement facilities. Additional topics covered include student and teacher victimization, crime at school, disciplinary actions taken by schools, school security measures and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions.

Among students who started high school in 2009, a higher percentage of Black students than of Hispanic, White, and Asian students had ever been suspended or expelled by 2012.

Infographic compares the rate of school suspensions and expulsions among high school students by their socioeconomic status

Crime and Safety on Campus

Infographic shows the overall number of crimes reported by postsecondary institutions decreased by 34% between 2001 and 2013. However, the number of reported forcible sex crimes on campus increased during this same period.

Bullying

Infographic shows the percentage of public schools that reported student bullying occurred at least once a week decreased between the 1999-2000 and 2013-14 school years.

Violence at Public Schools

Infographic shows the percentage of Violent Incidents Reported at Public Schools

Infographic shows the firearm possession incident rate at U.S. Schools per state.

Infographic on security measures in the event of a school shooting reported by public schools in the 2013-14 school year


2014

Hate Crimes on College Campuses

The 2015 report included a new section on college hate crimes, many of them involving race or sexual orientation; this infographic breaks down those crimes by categories of bias.

Infographic: Reported hate crimes on college campuses in 2012


2013

Sex Offenses on College Campuses

The 2013 report included a newly added section on criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. Additional topics covered include student and teacher victimization; bullying and cyber-bullying; drugs and alcohol use; gun access; school security measures; security staff presence; and student perceptions of personal safety at school.

Infographic showing the rise in college campus sex crimes

Threats and Violence Against Teachers

Infographic: Threats and Attacks Against Teachers

Reports