Success in the Media

Do declines in school dropout rates affect crime?

Crime in America The data presented below is from “Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2008” from the US Department of Education. The data provides different findings for different groups but in essence, dropout rates “…trended downward…from 1995 through 2008.” As for income, “In the last 13 years (1995–2008), […]


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 […]