There were 1.7 million victims of nonfatal crimes at school involving students ages 12-18 in 2006, including 909,500 thefts and 767,000 violent crimes (simple assault and serious violent crime), say the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education in a new compilation of school safety data. The report also found that in 2007, 8 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported being threatened or injured with a weapon in the previous 12 months, and 22 percent reported that illegal drugs were made available to them on school property.
During the 2005-06 school year, 86 percent of public schools reported that at least one violent crime, theft, or other crime occurred at their school. The full report can be found at the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Web site.