School Violence - The facts
Source: Princeton Survey Research
Associates/Newsweek in Public Agenda Online
- Even before the Springfield, Ore., and Jonesboro, Ark., shootings, the
majority of parents surveyed (56 percent) expressed some worry that their
child would be shot.
Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes dropped 6 percent from 1995 to
1996, but overall juvenile arrests increased 3 percent, according to the
The FBI reported that 13 percent of murder victims and 14 percent of those
charged with murder were under age 18.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform
Crime Report 1996, 1997
A recent federal study examining curfews in Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, New
Orleans, Denver, North Little Rock, Ark., and Jacksonville, Fla. found that
juvenile crime declined by varying degrees in six of the seven cities. In
fact, juvenile crime dropped 27 percent in New Orleans and 10 percent in
Approximately 1,000 cities and towns, including more than 75 percent of the
200 largest cities nationwide, have imposed a curfew on teens.
Source: "Curfew: An Answer to Juvenile Delinquency and
Victimization," April 1996, U.S. Department of Justice; Nunez vs. San