National Crime Victimization Survey: School Crime Supplement, 2015

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • SCS 2015 (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
crime; crime in schools; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; drugs; educational environment; fear of crime; juvenile crime; offenses; property crimes; reactions to crime; robbery; school attendance; school security; school violence; student attitudes; student behavior; vandalism; victimization; victims
  • Abstract

    The primary purpose of the School Crime Supplement (SCS) is to obtain additional information about school-related victimizations so that policymakers; academic researchers; practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels; and special interest groups who are concerned with crime in schools can make informed decisions concerning policies and programs. The SCS asks questions related to students' experiences with, and perceptions of crime and safety at school, including preventive measures employed by schools; students' participation in after school activities; students' perception of school rules and enforcement of these rules; the presence of weapons, drugs, alcohol, and gangs in school; student bullying; hate-related incidents; and attitudinal questions relating to the fear of victimization at school. These responses are linked to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) survey instrument responses for a more complete understanding of the individual student's circumstances.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015
  • Collection date: 2015
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
NCVS household members aged 12 through 18.
Persons ages 12 to 18 who were in primary or secondary education programs leading to a high school diploma (elementary through high school), and who had been enrolled sometime during the 6 months prior to the interview, were administered the 2015 SCS questionnaire.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • telephone interview
2018-01-05 A minor change is made in the codebook.2016-12-20 Added archiving sponsor. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36354 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2018-01-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2016-12-19