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NEWS RELEASES 1998-99

NEWS RELEASES 1998-99 :: DECEMBER 1, 1998

DECREASE IN REPORTED SCHOOL VIOLENCE CONTINUES

Statewide Statistics 93-98 | Press Release | Total # of Incidents/Acts by LEA 97-98 | 1996-1997 Violence Report

  REPORTED NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES
INCIDENT 97-98 96-97 95-96 94-95 93-94
Possession of substance 2,620 2,720 2,753 2,221 1,587
Possession of weapon 2,723 2,690 2,751 2,660 2,302
Assault on school employee 1,161 1,375 1,443 1,271 873
Assault/serious injury 288 371 313 569 536
Possession of firearm 160 163 206 305 448
Robbery 143 223 195 325 218
Sexual assault 201 245 190 319 334
Assault with weapon 126 194 161 241 214
Sexual offense 92 127 146 168 141
Indecent liberties 15 13 5 12 20
Armed robbery 4 16 4 6 4
Rape 4 4 2 2 4
Kidnapping 6 0 4 1 2
Total 7,543 8,141 8,173 8,100 6,683

Statewide Statistics 93-98 | Press Release | Total # of Incidents/Acts by LEA 97-98 | 1996-1997 Violence Report

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


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