Report: NC public school crime violence decreases
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RALEIGH — A new report said crime, suspensions and dropouts are down in North Carolina schools during the 2010-2011 school year.
The Department of Pubic Instruction said in its annual report that offenses and suspensions relate to whether or not children stay in school to graduate. The number of criminal or violent acts in the last school year was down by six percent in high school students and was nearly unchanged from the previous year when all grades were counted.
The most frequent crime was drug possession which made up for nearly half of all reported incidents. The next most common incidents were weapons possession followed by assaults on school personnel.