Department of Education Study Shows Racial Differences in Crime Victimization at Schools

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education looks at the number of students who were victims of crimes while at school. During the 2016-17 school year, 2.2 percent of all students ages 12 to 18 were victimized by crime.

There were slight differences between racial and ethnic groups. Some 2.6 percent of African Americans in this age group with victimized by crime compared to 2.2 percent of Whites. Blacks were slightly less likely than Whites to be victims of violent crime while at school.

Some 1.8 percent of Black students in the 12-to-18 age group reported that they had been victims of theft. For Whites, the rate was 1.3 percent.

The full report, Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results From the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey,” may be downloaded by clicking here.

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