Report: America's schools have actually gotten safer over the past 20 years

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A new report on school crime in America reveals a surprising trend — our schools are a lot safer than they were 20 years ago. The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) school safety report on incidents involving kids age 5 to 18 shows crime went up slightly in 2011, but that it's been steadily declining since 1992.

This might come as a surprise in light of high profile school shootings.

Following the slaughter of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary, a lot of parents began fearing for their kids' safety. In the months after Sandy Hook, it seemed the media reported on schools being locked down because of threats every week.

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