ERIC Number: ED405766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Safe Schools Survey: Post-Secondary Survey Results.
This report provides the results of a survey of safety and security at colleges and universities in Minnesota, along with policy recommendations to improve safety and security at Minnesota post-secondary institutions. It is based on campus security reports voluntarily submitted by 60 of the 110 Minnesota post-secondary institutions, personal interviews with campus security directors, and input from the Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Officers. It was found that, over the 3 years covered by the survey (1993-95), there were significant increases in the number of reported aggravated assaults, motor vehicle thefts, liquor law violations, and drug abuse violations. Nearly two-thirds of responding institutions indicated that they provided printed material concerning crime and crime prevention to their campuses, while 42 percent provided educational programming and training. Fifty-two percent reported having some form of escort service for students, faculty, and staff. The report recommends that all post-secondary institutions implement basic safety measures (such as maintenance of campus grounds, regularly patrolled campus routes, and escort services), and that campus safety officials should involve students in developing crime prevention initiatives. An appendix provides uniform crime reporting definitions. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota