Crime drops in New York City classrooms

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Crime in city schools is down, but black and Hispanic kids are still far more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law.

From June 2012 to July 2013, school safety agents made 579 arrests in city schools, a 34% drop over the previous year — data obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union shows. Summons dropped more than 50%.

This past school year saw a 14% decrease in major felony crime compared with the previous year, while violent crime is down 28% in the same period, the city Department of Education statistics released Saturday show.

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