School Crime Statistics

The percentage of public schools experiencing one or more violent incidents increased between 1999–2000 and 2003–04 from 71 to 81 percent. In 2003–04, 18 percent of schools experienced one or more serious violent incidents, 46 percent experienced one or more thefts, and 64 percent experienced another type of crime. Forty-four percent of public schools reported at least one violent incident to police, 13 percent reported at least one serious violent incident to police, 31 percent reported at least one theft to police, and 50 percent reported one of the other specified crimes to police.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2006). Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2006

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