ERIC Number: ED405758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Crime and Security at Postsecondary Education Institutions. Statistical Analysis Report.
Lewis, Laurie; Farris, Elizabeth
This study examined campus crime and security at postsecondary institutions in the United States. It is based on an April 1996 survey of 1,303 less-than-2-year, 2-year, and 4-year postsecondary institutions in the Postsecondary Education Quick Information System panel that participate in Title IV financial aid programs. A total of 1,218 institutions responded to the survey. During each of the 3 years covered by the survey (1992, 1993, and 1994), institutions reported about 10,000 violent crimes and almost 40,000 property crimes. For 1994, less that 0.5 percent of institutions reported a murder on campus, 12 percent reported robbery, and 18 percent reported aggravated assault. On-campus arrests for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, and weapons possessions were reported by about 10 percent of the institutions in each of the 3 years. The Campus Security Act of 1990 requires postsecondary institutions to publish and distribute an annual security report, and nearly 87 percent compiled such a report. Various other crime and campus security statistics are included. Three appendixes provide Federal Bureau of Investigation uniform crime reporting definitions, tables of standard errors, and a copy of the survey questionnaire. (MDM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Crime, Crime Prevention, Higher Education, Incidence, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, School Safety, School Security, Security Personnel, Statistics, Universities
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act