School Crimes: 17 Student Homicides, 359,000 Violent Cases in Year


A new federal edition of school crime indicators says that of the 33 violent deaths in schools in the year ending June 30, 2010, there were 25 homicides, five were suicides, and three were “legal interventions.” The cases included 17 student homicides and one student suicide.

In 2010, students ages 12-18 were victims of about 828,000 nonfatal victimizations at school, including 470,000 thefts and 359,000 violent victimizations, 91,400 of which were serious violent victimizations. In 2009, 31 percent of grade 9-12 students said they had been in a physical fight in the previous year.

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