ERIC Number: ED423616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1998.
Kaufman, Phillip; Chen, Xianglei; Choy, Susan P.; Chandler, Kathryn A.; Chapman, Christopher D.; Rand, Michael R.; Ringel, Cheryl
The string of tragic, violent incidents that occurred during the 1997-98 school year has refocused the American public's attention on school crime and safety. This statistical compilation supports the "Annual Report on School Safety: 1998" by presenting the latest available data on school crime and student safety. The report presents a profile of school crime and its victims. Organized as a series of indicators, each one displaying data on different aspects of school crime and safety, the report consists of five sections: (1) Nonfatal Student Victimization--Student Reports; (2) Violence and Crime at School--Public School Principal/Disciplinarian Reports; (3) Violent Deaths at School; (4) Nonfatal Teacher Victimization at School--Teacher Reports; and (5) School Environment. Data were collected by a variety of federal departments and agencies, including the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Appendices include School Practices and Policies Related to Safety and Discipline, Technical Notes, and a glossary of terms. (MKW)
Descriptors: Aggression, Crime, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Homicide, Rape, School Safety, School Statistics, Suicide, Victims of Crime, Violence
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse; Tel: 800-732-3277 (printed copies). Web site: http://nces.ed.gov or http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ (electronic copies).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.