Federal data show decreasing rates of bullying and violence in schools
from U.S. News & World Report
Bullying, violence, crime and drug use in schools continue to decrease, as they have for much of the last two decades, despite public perception that schools have become less safe over the past 20 years. New federal data published by the Departments of Education and Justice show that 20% of students ages 12 to 18 reported being bullied at school during the 2016-2017 school year, the lowest since the federal government began collecting the information in 2005. The percentage of public schools that reported that student bullying occurred at least once a week also decreased, from 29% in the 1999-2000 school year to 12% in the 2015-2016 school year.
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