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Study Report

Study Number: QE-028-001-1-1-United States-NCES-2007

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: The School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2007-2008 [public-use data file].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NCES 2010368

Date Accessioned: 7/29/2010

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data and documents can be downloaded at this NCES site, Earlier years (1999-2006) of SSOCS files are available at this site,

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 7/29/2010

Documentation: Questionnaires and other documents are available at this link,

Abstract: The School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) is the primary source of school-level data on crime and safety for the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The SSOCS is a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of about 3,500 public elementary and secondary schools. It is designed to provide estimates of school crime, discipline, disorder, programs and policies. SSOCS is administered to public primary, middle, high, and combined school principals in the spring of even-numbered school years. This 2007-08 SSOCS public-use data file (NCES 2010-368) provides variables related to school safety, including the frequency of school crime and violence, disciplinary actions, and school practices related to the prevention and reduction of crime. To learn more about this study, please visit this NCES site,

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