School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS)

Constructs

Disciplinary problems and actions; Frequency of crime and violence at school; Limitations on crime prevention; Number of incidents; Parent and community involvement at school; School characteristics; School safety practices and programs; School security staff; Staff training

Respondents
U.S. Public School Principals
Reports
  • National Center for Education Statistics publications on the School Survey on Crime and Safety are available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/getpubcats.asp?sid=108
  • The NCES bibliography includes selected research reports by outside researchers and is available at: http://nces.ed.gov/bibliography/

Selected publications include:

  • Dinkes, R., Kemp, J., and Baum, K. (2009). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009 (NCES 2010–012/NCJ 228478). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010012.pdf
  • Neiman, S. (2011). Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2009-10 (NCES 2011-320). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2011/2011320.pdf
  • Neiman, S., and DeVoe, J.F. (2009). Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2007–08 (NCES 2009-326). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009326.pdf
  • Robers, S., Kemp, J., and Truman, J. (2013). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012 (NCES 2013-036/NCJ 241446). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013036.pdf
  • Robers, S., Zhang, J., and Truman, J. (2012). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011 (NCES 2012-002/NCJ 236021). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012002rev.pdf
  • Robers, S., Zhang, J., and Truman, J. (2010). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010 (NCES 2011-002/NCJ 230812). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2011/2011002.pdf
  • Ruddy, S.A., Neiman, S., Hryczaniuk, C.A., Thomas, T.L., and Parmer, R.J. (2010). 2007–08 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) Survey Documentation for Public-Use Data File Users (NCES 2010-307). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. 

    Department of Education. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010307.pdf

     

Survey Instruments

Survey instruments are available at: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ssocs/questionnaire.asp

Results

Data files for use in statistical software are available at:  http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ssocs/data_products.asp

Survey Data
Federal
Survey Level
K-12

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