Sunday, October 25, 2009

SCHOOL VIOLENCE

In order that I could make sense out of the  figures posted in the Ledger I converted the numbers to cases per thousand students. I think that is more informative for comparison purposes then plain numbers. The data was then sorted by totals in descending order. If the figures are right Plainfield is  a disaster.

However the time period for this data was not printed and if  according to Raz's blog the reported number by Dr. Gallon had dropped to 17, again time period not stated, that could mean a real improvemnt in disciplinary control. Once again I caution that the validity of all figures must be questioned  as to accuracy as well as to the fudge factor and non-reporting.



 CASES OF VIOLENCE  IN DISTRICT PER 1000 STUDENTS



District
Enrollment
Violence
Vandalism
Weapons
Substance
Total
UC Ed Serv. Comm
303
3.96
0.00
13.20
3.30
56.11
Plainfield
6462
2.27
7.43
3.56
0.00
33.74
Roselle Park
2013
1.54
7.45
2.48
2.48
27.82
Mountainside
740
1.89
0.00
1.35
0.00
20.27
Linden
6122
0.93
2.61
2.12
5.06
18.78
Garwood
413
1.45
0.00
2.42
0.00
16.95
Hillside
3161
1.11
2.21
1.90
0.00
14.87
 Union Township
7816
1.04
2.18
1.02
0.00
13.31
Keneilworth
1354
0.89
0.74
0.00
0.74
10.34
UC VoTech
1187
0.42
4.21
0.00
1.68
10.11
Berkley Heights
2835
0.25
6.00
0.35
0.71
9.52
SP-Fanwood
4333
0.53
2.54
0.69
0.92
9.46
Springfield
2049
0.49
3.90
1.46
0.49
9.27
Clark
2327
0.21
6.02
0.00
0.43
8.59
New Providence
2194
0.32
1.37
0.00
3.19
7.75
Summit
3800
0.39
2.11
0.26
1.05
7.37
Elizabeth
21303
0.23
1.31
1.27
0.70
5.26
Rahway
3872
0.23
1.55
0.77
0.52
4.91
Roselle
2818
0.35
0.71
0.00
0.00
4.26
Westfield
6150
0.18
0.49
0.16
0.98
3.41
Cranford
3712
0.00
0.54
0.27
0.81
1.62







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