Report: Violence in NYC schools declining

A new report by the city claims that school crime across New York is declining.Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly are encouraged by

BROOKLYN - A new report by the city claims that school crime across New York is declining.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly are encouraged by statistics they say show major felony crimes down by more than 34 percent during Bloomberg?s tenure.

The number of violent incidents in city schools has also dipped 10 percent, the mayor said on his weekly radio address Sunday. The mayor says school safety is essential to accomplishing academic success.

?The safer and more orderly a school is, as you know, the more the students learn,? Bloomberg says. ?And that's why school safety really has been a major priority of our administration.?

City officials are giving credit to the combined efforts of the NYPD, school safety agents, teachers and administrators for the decline in violence.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 1 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Pauline Garner says she has been sleeping on 2 NYCHA tenant without furniture after ceiling leak
Blossom Ice Cream. 3 Fuhgeddaboudit Food: Blossom Ice Cream
The once-bustling Moore Street Market has fallen on 4 Vendors hope city will lift Moore Street Market
Chopper 12 over Belt Parkway brush fire 5 Chopper 12 over Belt Parkway brush fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE