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National Crime Victimization Survey: School Crime Supplement, 2015

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • SCS 2015 (Alternative Title)
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series
Publication Date
2016-12-19
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
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
Description
  • 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015
  • Collection date: 2015
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
NCVS household members aged 12 through 18.
Sampling
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
Note
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.
Availability
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This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36354 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36354.v1

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

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2016): National Crime Victimization Survey: School Crime Supplement, 2015. Archival Version. National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36354