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School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS)

School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS)

The School Survey on Crime & Safety (SSOCS) is a new survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) that collects information on school crime and safety from school principals in U.S. elementary and secondary schools.

The SSOCS is a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of about 3,000 public elementary and secondary schools. The survey sample is stratified so that it can provide separate estimates by instructional level, type of locale, and enrollment size.

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SSOCS was administered in spring and summer of 2000. NCES plans to conduct SSOCS every 2 years in order to provide continued updates on crime and safety in U.S. schools.

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