This report summarizes students' responses regarding crime at school collected by the National Crime Victimization Survey in a special supplement during the first half of 1989. The data represent an estimated 21.6 million students, ages 12 to 19. The analysis accounts for crime experienced by different groups--males and females; blacks and whites; Hispanics and non-Hispanics; central city, suburban, and rural residents. It also accounts for selected characteristics of schools and students; public and private, grade levels, and security measures. This study asked students for their perceptions regarding such crime issues as the following: How difficult were drugs or alcohol to obtain at school? How prevalent were street gangs in school? How fearful were students of being attacked at school? Information was also gathered on the school environment, victimization, and the efforts to avoid becoming a victim. The data are presented in text and 29 tables. Appended to the report is a page explaining the methodology of the study, the questionnaire, and a list of Bureau of Justice Statistics reports with an order form. (MLF)
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Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.