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ERIC Number: ED179674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Criminal Victimization in Urban Schools. Applications of the National Crime Survey Victimization and Attitude Data.
McDermott, M. Joan
Victimization data from 26 American cities surveyed in 1974 and 1975 are used in this study to examine personal victimizations--rapes, robberies, assaults, and larcenies--that occurred in urban schools. Findings of the study include the following: (1) 270,000 personal victimizations were reported to have occurred inside schools over the course of a year; (2) most of the in-school crime was either petty theft or assault resulting in minor injury to the victim, and weapons were rarely used; (3) 78% of in-school victimizations were reported by students; (4) most of the in-school offenders were perceived by their victims to be young males of black or other minority races; (5) nine out of ten of the in-school victimizations suffered by students and four out of five of those suffered by teachers and others were not reported to the police. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Criminal Justice Research Center, Albany, NY.
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