Preliminary Data on Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics has released preliminary statistics from the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). There are an estimated 962,300 violent incidents and 476,100 nonviolent incidents in U.S. public schools during the 2017–18 school year. Started in 1999-2000 school year, SSOCS is a national survey of approximately 3,500 principals in U.S. public elementary, middle, and high schools. It is the primary source of school-level data on crime and safety for the U.S.

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