Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017


This report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety. The indicators in this report are based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and post secondary institutions.

The report contains numerous insights, such as:

  • During the 2015–16 school year, 79 percent of public schools recorded that one or more incidents of violence,theft, or other crimes had taken place, amounting to 1.4 million crimes, or a rate of 28 crimes per 1,000 students enrolled.
  • During the same year, 47 percent of schools reported one or more crime incidents to the police, amounting to 449,000 crimes, or 9 crimes per 1,000 students enrolled.
  • In 2015–16, about 69 percent of schools recorded one or more violent incidents of crime, 15 percent recorded one or more serious violent incidents, 39 percent recorded one or more thefts, and 59  percent recorded one or more other incidents.

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