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School Crime Supplement (SCS)

Data Collection Status
Periodically since 1989
Latest Data Available
Data Experts
Rachel E. Morgan, Ph.D., BJS Statistician
Alexandra Thompson, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

Currently every two years, collected in the following years: 1989, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019


Cosponsored by the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is administered every two years. This supplement asks respondents ages 12 through 18 about crimes that occurred at school and other characteristics of school crime. It is the oldest of the active NCVS supplements.

Date Created: May 28, 2021