Seasonal and Temporal Variation in School Victimizations

Jill Fleury DeVoe, American Institutes for Research

It is an accepted tenet of criminal justice practitioners and researchers that crime has temporal characteristics. Extending this logic, one would expect that there are "hot times" for victimization to occur during the school day and across the school year. This analysis examines students' reports of victimization across the time of day and by month of year. Additional analyses explore the types of victimization occurring over time as well as specific locations of school crime. Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey will be used. Implications of this analysis and directions for future research are discussed.

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