Success in the Media

32 percent of students bullied at school. National crime in schools statistics

Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: The report below from two federal agencies using a wide variety of research is the best overview of crime in schools. We chose to list only a small selection of the findings below. While the data indicates that crime in schools is serious and of concern, it does provide evidence that […]

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Five States Have the Highest Rates for Feeling Unsafe at School: Crime in America.Net

Information released by the Centers for Disease Control-High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates the following: Nationally, 5.0 percent of students, “Did not go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school on at least 1 day” (during the 30 days before the survey). High School Youth […]

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One in Four Girls Were Involved in Serious Fights: Crime Statistics

National Survey Indicates One in Four Girls Aged 12-17 Were Involved in Serious Fights or Attacks in the Past Year Prevalence of violent acts differs by family income, school attendance, and levels of substance use A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that, in the past year, one quarter […]

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Crime News:Reduction of bullying in schools

Anti-bullying programs in schools are often effective, according to a new Campbell review School bullying, increasingly a topic of both public concern and research efforts, has a serious impact on children – both mentally and physically. Different programs have been implemented to combat the problem but have rarely been evaluated. The authors of a new […]

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Crime in Schools: Government or Parental Responsibility?

Guide Offers Communities Ways To Prevent and Respond to School Violence Crime in America.Net, http://crimeinamerica.net Gentlereaders: Everything you wanted to know about school violence including documentation of infamous school crime shootings are cited in the Department of Justice publication listed below. The problem, as always, is in the details. The publication warns of children falling into […]

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School Crime:10 percent of male students reported being threatened or injured with a weapon

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009 Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and […]

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Sex Offenders:DOJ Presents Findings on Juveniles Who Sexually Victimize Other Youth

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published “Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors,” the latest in its Crimes Against Children bulletin series. The bulletin presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. The authors analyze data from the FBI’s National […]

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Safe Schools Initiative Works

Evaluation Finds that Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Significantly Improves Student Safety On November 3, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued the following press release: Rockville, MD – In the wake of several recent highly-publicized stories about violence among school-aged children, a new report […]

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American schools were always violent

  Posted on Wed, Oct. 14, 2009 Commentary Strife is not new to the schoolhouse, but guns are. By Jonathan Zimmerman Four boys assault their teacher, who later dies of her injuries. Across the country, newspapers compete to unearth the most lurid details of the episode. It seems the boys were annoyed at being detained […]

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Study Finds High Rate of Imprisonment Among Dropouts

Study Finds High Rate of Imprisonment Among Dropouts–New York Times    By SAM DILLON Published: October 8, 2009 On any given day, about one in every 10 young male high school dropouts is in jail or juvenile detention, compared with one in 35 young male high school graduates, according to a  new study   of the effects […]

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The 25 Most Dangerous Colleges–The Daily Beast

See the full story at http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-09-18/how-safe-is-your-college/ The Yale murder has heightened concerns about campus security. The Daily Beast crunches the numbers and ranks the 25 schools with the biggest crime problems. The shocking murder of Yale doctoral student Annie Le had virtually every parent of a college student asking themselves the same question this week: […]

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Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being–US Department of Justice

Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009.” The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is one of the 22 Federal agencies that constitute the Forum. Since 1997, the Forum has published this annual report, which […]

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FBI–CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY

Think about how much there is to protect: our nation’s bright young minds and future leaders, all the capabilities and intellectual assets of our higher institutions of learning, the innovative (and often proprietary) research that takes place on campus and helps fuel the economy, the high-profile speakers and huge sporting venues. Then factor in the […]

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Bullying in Schools–US Department of Justice

The Problem of Bullying in Schools There is new concern about school violence, and police have assumed greater responsibility for helping school officials ensure students’ safety. As pressure increases to place officers in schools, police agencies must decide how best to contribute to student safety. Will police presence on campuses most enhance safety? If police […]

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $32.8 Million to Promote Safe Schools, Healthy Students

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $32.8 Million to Promote Safe Schools, Healthy Students FOR RELEASE: July 10, 2009 Contact: Jo Ann Webb, (202) 401-1576 More than $32.8 million in grants have been awarded to 18 states and the District of Columbia as part of a joint effort by the U.S. Departments of Education, […]

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