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Fighting safety incident reports decrease in Miami-Dade

Despite reduction in fights, violence remains main challenge

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MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Despite remaining at the top of Florida's most violent schools, fighting and battery reports decreased slightly in Miami-Dade public schools, according to Florida Department of Education records.

The school district showed a 7 percent reduction in fighting and a 36 percent reduction in battery reports during the 2013-2014 school year, when there weren't any homicides reported. 

School district

Type of report

2012-2013

2013-2014

Change

MIAMI-DADE

BATTERY

687.00

441.00

-36%

FLORIDA

BATTERY

4,106.00

3,217.00

-22%

MIAMI-DADE

FIGHTS

7,108.00

6,616.00

-7%

FLORIDA

FIGHTS

25,589.00

23,714.00

-7%

MIAMI-DADE

HOMICIDE

-

-

No homicides

FLORIDA

HOMICIDE

2.00

No homicides

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Click on boxes to check mark the type of incident to view the proportional volume, or browse over circles to view the specific quantity of incident reports for each type of incident.

Fighting incidents made up most of 2012-2013 safety incident reports in Miami-Dade

Interactive graphic: Incidents in Miami-Dade



SOURCE: Florida Department of Education incident reports from 2012-13