ERIC Number: ED425546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1998. Executive Summary.
Kaufman, Phillip; Chen, Xianglei; Choy, Susan P.; Chandler, Kathryn A.; Chapman, Christopher D.; Rand, Michael R.; Ringel, Cheryl
This executive summary of "Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1998" notes the structure, highlights, and the reasoning behind the full report. The string of violent incidents that occurred in the 1997-98 school year has refocused the American public's attention on school crime and safety. As the Departments of Justice and Education responded to President Clinton's request of a report on school violence with the "Annual Report on School Safety: 1998," the statistics agencies of those departments produced this companion report, which identifies a broad range of indicators on school crime and safety to be reported annually. The full report provides a profile of school crime and safety in the United States and describes the characteristics of the victims of these crimes. It is organized as a series of indicators, with each indicator presenting data on different aspects of school crime and safety. There are 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. This executive summary provides highlights of all five indicators. The table of contents of the full report and ordering information are included at the end. (JMD)
Descriptors: Crime, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Principals, Public Schools, School Safety, School Statistics, Victims of Crime, Violence
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.