ERIC Number: ED329626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the School Safety Department for the 1989-90 School Year.
This report analyzes information about violent incidents involving New York City teachers during the 1989-90 school year as reported to the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). The following findings are presented: (1) there was an increase of 26 percent over 1988-89 in the number of incidents reported (3,386) and a 41 percent increase in the number of serious incidents (assaults, robberies, and sex offenses); (2) the number of incidents reported was the highest since 1980-81; (3) there was a 70 percent increase over 1988-89 in the number of staff requiring medical attention as a result of incidents; (4) every incident category showed a double digit increase over 1988-89, except that of criminal mischief, which increased 5.4 percent; (5) special education schools and middle schools showed the greatest increases in incidents over 1988-89; (6) the number of schools rated as "unsafe" increased by 79 percent and those schools accounted for 56 percent of the total incidents reported; and (7) the number of times that teachers called the police increased by 68 percent over 1988-89. Recommendations for improving school safety are included. Statistical data are presented in 12 tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Federation of Teachers, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)