ERIC Number: ED472293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2002.
DeVoe, Jill F.; Peter, Katharin; Kaufman, Phillip; Ruddy, Sally A.; Miller, Amanda K.; Planty, Mike; Snyder, Thomas D.; Duhart, Detis T.; Rand, Michael R.
This report, the fifth in a series of annual reports on school crime, presents the latest available data on school crime and student safety. The data present a mixed picture of school safety. Rates of criminal victimization in school have declined or remained constant, and students seem to feel more secure at school than they did a few years ago. However, students ages 12 through 18 were victims of about 1.9 million crimes of violence or theft at school in 2000, and reports of bullying increased from 5 to 8 percent of students in 2001. There were also 47 school-associated violent deaths in the United States between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 1999. The report has five sections: (1) "Violent Deaths at School"; (2) "Nonfatal Student Victimization--Student Reports"; (3) "Violence and Crime at School--Public School Principal/Disciplinarian Reports"; (4) "Nonfatal Teacher Victimization at School--Teacher Reports"; and (5) "School Environment." Each section contains a set of indicators that, taken together, describe a distinct aspect of school crime and safety. Three appendices list school-safety practices and policies related to safety and discipline, technical notes, and a glossary of terms. (Contains 84 tables and 33 figures.) (RT)
Descriptors: Crime, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Death, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, School Safety, Tables (Data), Victims of Crime, Violence
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; 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.
IES Cited: ED547109