School Violence Report

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction says the crime and violence rate in schools increased by 1% during the 2007-2008 school year over the one before.

The numbers show that violent crimes are a small part of the numbers, only 3.8% of all reported school crimes. The most frequent crimes on campus are possession of drugs, weapons and alcohol. These three acts made up 85 percent of all reported acts.

The numbers also give a better idea of who is most vulnerable to committing a crime on campus and dropping out of school. The report shows that, across the board, ninth grade boys are the group at highest risk for dropping out, being suspended or expelled and for committing acts of crime or violence at school.

To read the report, which includes county statistics, click here.


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Mar 6, 2009 at 04:33 PM
    LOL.....Roll on Red State!! Your doing a fine job.:)
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Mar 6, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    Oh yes, I feel so sorry for these "vulnerable" kids who are "at risk" of committing a crime. Where is the sympathy for the kids who go to school, do their work, snd make good grades despite the prison culture in which they have to do it. Those who make the grade are continually ignored, even though they are desperately needed to pull up the average for these schools, while the system bends over backward for those who are ill-behaved and do not make the grade. Not because they can't, but because they know they don't have to. They'll be socially promoted anyway and then taken care of by the government (taxpayers) for the rest of their lives. Disgusting. **stepping off soapbox now**
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Mar 6, 2009 at 03:29 AM
    "Vulnerable"? Are you kidding me?
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