Violent Offenders at School

Michael Planty, American Institutes for Research

ABSTRACT
The literature on school violence is dominated by information about the victims of such incidents. With the exception of school-associated homicide, we know very little about who commits crime at school. This report examines school-based offending patterns using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) 1992-1999 files. Victim incident accounts are used to provide national estimates of violent offending patterns (total violence and serious) at school by individual offender characteristics (gender, age, race). In addition, offender behaviors specific to the incident (e.g., armed offender, gun use, co-offending) are described.

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