DETROIT — Detroit Public Schools reported a decrease in the number of violent crimes in district schools, according to The Associated Press. Overall crime was down 13 percent compared to the same period last year.

The AP reports violent crime fell the most, with felony assaults down 43 percent, concealed weapons violations down 45 percent, and armed robberies down 58 percent. District officials credit improved security measures like increased video cameras and alarm systems for the decrease in violence on school grounds.

SOURCE:

The Associated Press, “DPS reports decrease in violent crime,” Feb. 27, 2012

FURTHER READING:

Michigan Education Report, “School districts required to create anti-bullying policy,” Dec. 12, 2011

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