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NEWS RELEASES 1997-98

NEWS RELEASES 1997-98 :: JANUARY 13, 1998

1996-97 ANNUAL STATEWIDE REPORT ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE

Statewide Statistics 93-97 | Total # of Incidents/Acts by LEA 96-97 | Total # of Incidents/Acts by LEA 95-96

*Key:
AP - Assault on school personnel AR - Assault resulting in serious injury AW - Assault involving use of weapon
PF - Possession of firearm PS - Possession of controlled substance in violation of law PW - Possession of a weapon
R - Rape RO - Robbery RW - Robbery with a dangerous weapon
SA - Sexual assault SO - Sexual offense IM - Taking indecent liberties with a minor

**Derived by dividing each LEA's total number of all acts committed by actual last day membership as of June, 1997, and then multiplying by 1,000.

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LEAINCIDENTS/ACTS TOTAL # OF OCCURENCES OF ALL ACTS COMMITTED TOTAL OCCURENCES OF ALL ACTS COMMITTED PER 1,000 STUDENTS**
AP* AR AW PF PS PW R RO RW SA SO IM
ALAMANCE 19 6 1 1 72 33 0 0 0 3 2 0 137 7.420
ALEXANDER 0 0 0 0 9 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 20 3.993
ALLEGHANY 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3.511
ANSON 1 1 1 0 11 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 31 7.076
ASHE 1 2 1 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4.223
AVERY 2 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 6 0 17 7.281
BEAUFORT 14 0 0 1 29 20 0 0 0 4 1 0 69 9.490
BERTIE 1 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 0 3 1 0 20 5.348
BLADEN 6 1 1 1 14 22 1 1 0 0 5 0 52 9.353
BRUNSWICK 9 1 0 2 15 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 43 4.643
BUNCOMBE 5 10 2 6 55 25 0 0 0 2 1 0 106 4.470
ASHEVILLE 10 0 1 2 11 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 8.599
BURKE 5 3 0 0 48 45 0 8 0 1 1 0 111 8.363
CABARRUS 16 7 1 0 36 28 0 0 0 5 3 0 96 5.973
KANNAPOLIS 12 1 1 0 13 14 0 0 2 0 1 0 44 11.473
CALDWELL 7 1 0 3 17 25 0 0 0 2 12 1 68 5.817
CAMDEN 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4.274
CARTERET 11 0 1 2 30 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 8.362
CASWELL 1 0 1 0 18 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 38 10.951
CATAWBA 17 11 4 1 65 46 0 0 0 1 1 0 146 10.240
HICKORY 10 1 1 0 18 11 0 9 0 4 0 0 54 12.900
NEWT-CONOV 6 5 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 21 7.859
CHATHAM 11 1 2 0 22 17 0 41 0 0 0 0 94 14.439
CHEROKEE 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.754
CHOWAN 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4.052
CLAY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .811
CLEVELAND 4 0 1 1 31 23 0 7 0 0 0 0 67 7.774
KINGS MOUNTAIN 3 0 0 1 10 7 0 0 0 12 0 0 33 8.021
SHELBY 1 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.388
COLUMBUS 10 1 2 4 9 20 0 1 0 1 0 0 48 6.549
WHITEVILLE 8 6 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 27 9.840
CRAVEN 17 1 5 0 36 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 6.374
CUMBERLAND 112 16 22 4 91 154 0 10 4 11 2 0 426 8.727
CURRITUCK 5 0 0 1 19 8 0 0 0 4 1 0 38 12.816
DARE 5 1 1 0 8 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 23 5.452
DAVIDSON 7 5 0 0 23 33 0 2 0 0 0 0 70 3.963
LEXINGTON 12 1 0 1 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 11.379
THOMASVILLE 3 0 1 0 12 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 16.129
DAVIE 2 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.816
DUPLIN 5 0 0 1 5 34 0 2 0 1 0 0 48 5.847
DURHAM 51 13 7 5 50 93 0 2 0 0 0 0 221 7.853
EDGECOMBE 6 1 1 1 21 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 52 6.800
FORSYTH 52 24 5 5 135 63 0 3 0 16 5 1 309 7.584
FRANKLIN 7 1 1 1 8 17 0 1 0 1 0 0 37 5.474
GASTON 14 6 1 4 91 51 0 0 0 1 0 0 168 5.853
GATES 8 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 8.364
GRAHAM 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5.059
GRANVILLE 8 1 1 1 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 3.899
GREENE 16 0 0 0 9 18 0 0 0 2 3 0 48 17.149
GUILFORD 118 7 17 10 95 158 0 8 0 13 1 0 427 7.490
HALIFAX 2 3 0 3 12 9 0 4 0 0 1 0 34 5.535
ROANOKE RAPIDS 1 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4.491
WELDON 1 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 10.453
HARNETT 10 1 1 3 27 23 0 2 0 3 3 0 73 5.132
HAYWOOD 3 2 1 1 9 32 0 0 0 0 2 0 50 6.862
HENDERSON 22 4 0 1 38 19 0 0 0 0 2 0 86 7.891
HERTFORD 2 3 1 3 2 13 0 2 0 3 0 0 29 6.856
HOKE 1 0 1 0 15 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 27 4.768
HYDE 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.827
IREDELL 13 0 0 2 28 21 0 1 0 11 0 0 76 5.243
MOORESVILLE 0 0 0 0 2 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 5.084
JACKSON 2 0 9 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 5.650
JOHNSTON 17 12 1 0 53 38 0 5 0 1 0 0 127 7.384
JONES 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.929
LEE 2 0 2 0 38 14 0 0 0 4 0 0 60 7.238
LENOIR 3 3 0 0 14 13 0 2 0 0 4 0 39 3.880
LINCOLN 6 0 0 1 14 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 46 4.806
MACON 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.042
MADISON 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.626
MARTIN 4 2 1 0 13 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 25 5.125
MCDOWELL 1 0 0 0 21 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 5.789
MECKLENBURG 245 61 21 23 198 275 0 16 5 19 1 2 866 9.570
MITCHELL 1 3 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 16 6.885
MONTGOMERY 2 0 1 3 22 10 0 0 0 1 2 0 41 9.797
MOORE 8 5 1 4 21 17 0 0 0 2 3 0 61 5.947
NASH 1 6 1 1 48 34 0 0 0 6 3 0 100 5.823
NEW HANOVER 37 3 7 1 55 40 0 1 0 6 0 0 150 7.223
NORTHHAMPTON 0 6 0 0 19 6 0 1 0 5 4 0 41 10.971
ONSLOW 15 3 1 1 43 51 0 2 0 3 5 0 126 6.258
ORANGE 5 3 0 0 29 16 0 0 0 0 2 0 55 9.374
CHAPEL HILL 33 5 2 0 40 14 0 23 0 0 14 0 131 16.346
PAMLICO 2 0 0 0 1 7 0 3 0 5 0 0 18 8.893
PASQUOTANK 5 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2.166
PENDER 2 2 0 2 13 3 0 2 0 6 0 0 30 5.118
PERQUIMANS 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4.253
PERSON 0 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.667
PITT 41 7 3 4 31 49 0 5 0 11 6 0 157 8.314
POLK 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.881
RANDOLPH 9 4 2 3 39 26 0 2 0 0 1 0 86 5.616
ASHEBORO 1 1 0 2 15 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 33 8.357
RICHMOND 6 2 2 2 20 16 0 2 0 1 0 0 51 6.397
ROBESON 20 5 4 5 96 115 0 3 0 5 13 2 268 11.862
ROCKINGHAM 8 7 5 9 39 42 0 2 0 0 1 1 114 8.265
ROWAN 9 7 3 0 37 11 0 11 0 6 3 0 87 4.596
RUTHERFORD 4 0 0 1 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2.850
SAMPSON 4 3 0 0 11 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 27 3.747
CLINTON 5 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 8.097
SCOTLAND 6 1 2 1 9 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 6.718
STANLY 11 1 2 0 22 32 0 12 0 0 1 0 81 8.561
STOKES 2 0 1 1 41 22 0 0 1 3 0 0 71 10.667
SURRY 5 2 1 1 33 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 59 7.641
ELKIN 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 4.682
MOUNT AIRY 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.071
SWAIN 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 12 7.533
TRANSYLVANIA 3 1 0 1 8 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 28 7.218
TYRRELL 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.836
UNION 27 4 3 7 30 51 0 5 0 7 0 5 139 7.425
VANCE 12 3 2 2 3 17 0 0 0 4 0 0 43 6.006
WAKE 93 31 17 3 143 104 1 12 4 7 1 1 417 4.937
WARREN 5 0 0 0 7 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 22 7.106
WASHINGTON 2 2 1 0 4 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 7.725
WATAUGA 0 0 0 0 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3.771
WAYNE 6 4 0 2 28 34 0 0 0 2 0 0 76 4.089
WILKES 3 1 0 1 23 35 0 0 0 1 1 0 65 6.777
WILSON 5 5 0 1 26 19 0 0 0 7 2 0 65 5.610
YADKIN 0 4 0 1 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 6.047
YANCEY 0 0 3 0 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 9.121
TOTALS 1,375 371 194 163 2,720 2,690 4 223 16 245 127 13 8,141 6.724

*Key:
AP - Assault on school personnel AR - Assault resulting in serious injury AW - Assault involving use of weapon
PF - Possession of firearm PS - Possession of controlled substance in violation of law PW - Possession of a weapon
R - Rape RO - Robbery RW - Robbery with a dangerous weapon
SA - Sexual assault SO - Sexual offense IM - Taking indecent liberties with a minor

**Derived by dividing each LEA's total number of all acts committed by actual last day membership as of June, 1997, and then multiplying by 1,000.

For actual last day membership see Public Schools of North Carolina, Department of Public Instruction, Financial and Personnel Services, Division of School Business, Statistical Research Section, Final and 9th Month Actual Membership Last Day 1996-97.

Statewide Statistics 93-97 | Total # of Incidents/Acts by LEA 96-97 | Total # of Incidents/Acts by LEA 95-96

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