School crime up…or down?

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DPI released their annual school crime report yesterday. See if you can understand this:

DPI says:

The rate of acts of crime and violence reported per 1,000 students in North Carolina public schools decreased by 0.13 in 2006-07 while the total number of acts of crime and violence increased by 0.5 percent, according to the “2006-07 Annual Report on School Crime and Violence” just presented to State Board of Education members.

Here’s the full report.

Coverage from News & Record’s Chalkboard here.

GCS is reporting the number of incidents below the state average, despite the recent uptick in newsworthy events over the past few months from fires to fights.

E.C. 🙂

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One Response

  1. Yes. I was appalled too EC. Dam! When will we learn? When the blood is running down the hallways of one of our schools? I don’t know for sure when this type of behavior first started tho I am sure it was during my adulthood and not my childhood school days, but we simply as a society must get a handle on this willingness to overlook the obvious if it doesn’t fit the picture we want to see. Perhaps the Supreme Court will make a dent in the gun laws which will be a step in the right direction. BB

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