Fewer crimes reported in NC schools

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Illegal possession of a controlled substance 
2016-17: 4,289
2015-16: 4,639

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Possession of a weapon other than a firearm
2016-17: 2,745
2015-16: 2,746

Assault on a school personnel
2016-17: 1,431
2015-16: 1,329

Possession of alcoholic beverages

2016-17: 882
2015-16: 934

Possession of a firearm or powerful explosive

2016-17: 105
2015-16: 118

Schools are required to report 16 offenses that occur on campus or school property, of which nine are considered dangerous and violent. In 2016-17 those nine categories represented 278 individual instances, or 2.8 percent of all 9,834 reported offenses.



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