Violence in British schools: data

More than half of all violent incidents involving children take place within British schools, according to statistics released by the Home Office.

The statistical breakdown of crimes involves some worrying statistics:

15% of children aged 10-15 who have a longstanding disability or illness have experienced violent crime, the figure stands at 6.1% for children who are without a disability.

Boys were almost twice as likely as girls to experience violence

It is also the case that the poorer a child is, the more likely they are to experience violence and theft, as is demonstrated by the graph below.

View that statistics in full

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