Philadelphia School Crime Up–A Statistical Fluke?

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http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/6589108.htm The Philadelphia public schools have reported a 41 percent increase in assaults, weapons offenses, and other serious incidents in the last school year, the Philadelphia Inquirer says. Officials attributed most of the increase not to more actual violence, but to a new policy that required principals to report all incidents or risk losing their jobs. A total of 7,229 serious incidents were reported in school year 2002-03, including 976 weapons violations, up from 5,129 the year before . . .

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