Figures released Thursday show crime and violence in North Carolina schools dropped in the 2008-09 school year.
The state says the number of crime and violence dropped from 7.85 acts per 1,000 students to 7.59. Schools are required to report 17 different offenses.
Some school system here in Eastern Carolina also saw a drop, while others reported a slight increase.
In Beaufort County there were 22 drug cases last year, compared to 26 the year before. There were 15 firearms and weapons found last year, compared to 20 the year before.
Craven County saw 43 drug cases last year, an increase of three from the year before. Firearms and weapons also saw a slight increase, 40 last year compared to 39 the year before.
Lenoir County saw an increase in drug cases on campus, 38 last year, compared to 30 the year before. The county saw a slight drop in firearms and weapons, 19 last year compared to 20 the year before.
Onslow County saw a drop in drug cases last year, 61 compared to 70 the year before. Firearms and weapons also saw a drop, 35 last year compared to 47 the year before.
In Pitt County there were 58 drug cases last year, while 78 the year before. There were 71 firearm and weapons found last year, compared to 96 the year before for Pitt County.
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