Wednesday, November 14, 2007

FBI Studies Crime in Schools

FBI Press Release

According to incident statistics submitted to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, of all arrestees involved in incidents occurring at schools, colleges, or universities from 2000 to 2004, 37.7 percent were associated with violent crimes.

The findings are part of the study “Crime in Schools and Colleges: A Study of Offenders and Arrestees Reported via National Incident-Based Reporting System Data” released today by the FBI.

For the study period 2000-2004, there were 17,065,074 crime incidents reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Of these incidents, 558,219, or 3.3 percent, occurred at schools, colleges, or universities (hereafter schools). Based on the data received for the incidents at schools, there were 688,612 offender records (both known and unknown), and 181,468 persons were arrested in connection with the incidents. Further analyses of known characteristics among these incidents revealed the following:

Read more HERE

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Figures don't lie, but liars figure."

If you take these figures as the "Holy Grail", you are sadly misled.

Look at the crimes that occur in the schools that go unreported to police.
How about the kid at La Plata that sliced up the one at McDonough months back? How about the thug that kicked a lady that was nearly blind?
Or, the other thug that kicked a pregnant woman? Were these reported in the newspaper? Shoulda, coulda, woulda, but were not.

The administrators will fight tooth and nail (and I've certainly heard this from parents AND students) to keep the reporting of in-school crimes away from the police that should be reported to the police. They are scared to death that they schools will be ransacked by parents (as well they should be).
This is just another reason that parents should definitely be allow to come in to visit and observe at a moment's notice, without some "administrative assistant" leading them around by the nose.

I encourage all parents to go directly to the Sheriff's Dept. and file an assault charge of any crime that occurs against their child.

List the
1) Perpetrator
2) The teacher that did not report it.
3) The Principal of the school, and
4) Finally the BOE administration.

Then you'll be guaranteed a court date, and rightfully so.

I'm not the only one that thinks this is the right way and only way:

http://www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/school_crime_reporting.html

Gene H. Webb said...

The link is interesting and makes one think. The largest problem is the lack of accountability of school administrators to the public and BOE. Take for example, the incident at La Plata HS that was not even reported to the BOE. And Principals will not support their teachers, they might suspend a child for three days but won't press criminal charges (such as assault).

Gene Webb