Public schools in the U.S. - crime rate in 2010

Crime rate at public schools in the U.S. in the school year 2009-10, by type of crime

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Release date

July 2015


United States

Survey time period

July 2009 - June 2010

Supplementary notes

Violent incidents include serious violent incidents; physical attack or fight without a weapon; and threat of physical attack without a weapon. Serious violent incidents include rape or attempted rape; sexual battery other than rape; physical attack or fight with a weapon; threat of physical attack with a weapon; and robbery with or without a weapon. Theft/larceny includes taking things worth over $10 without personal confrontation. Other incidents include possession of a firearm or explosive device; possession of a knife or sharp object; distribution, possession, or use of illegal drugs or alcohol; and vandalism.
Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. “At school” was defined for respondents to include activities that happen in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that hold school-sponsored events or activities. Respondents were instructed to include incidents that occurred before, during, or after normal school hours or when school activities or events were in session.

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