ERIC Number: ED366656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Crime in the Schools. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Research on effective schools has identified a safe and orderly environment as a prerequisite for academic success, but in recent years educators and policy makers have expressed concern about possible increases in the incidence of school-related criminal behavior. Between 1976 and 1991, blacks were more likely to be threatened, and more likely to be injured, with a weapon in school than whites, with approximately 1 in 10 black high school seniors reporting being injured with a weapon in school. The most frequent type of victimization in high school was having had something stolen (approximately 4 in 10 overall). Nearly one in four reported that their property had been deliberately damaged or that they had been threatened without a weapon. A table gives percentages of high school seniors reporting being victimized in school by type of victimization and by race. Two figures illustrate trends in victimization with and without weapons. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Crime, Educational Environment, Educational Indicators, Educational Trends, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, High Risk Students, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, School Safety, School Security, Stealing, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Urban Schools, Victimization, Victims of Crime, White Students
Carol Sue Framboluti, 555 New Jersey Ave., Washington, DC 20208 (for camera ready copy of this Indicator).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Indicator extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1993"; see ED 357 513.