Schools in high-crime neighborhoods more likely to be violent, records show

Florida Department of Education records on 2013-2014 safety incident reports

MIAMI - The schools reporting the most fighting incidents during the 2013 to 2014 school year were in high-crime neighborhoods, records show. 

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI and U.S. Department data, the chances of becoming a victim of crime in the vicinity of the 12 schools was higher than the state's average. 

In Florida, 1 out of 32 was likely to become a crime victim, according to the analysis. The nation's most dangerous neighborhood was East St. Louis' City Center, where 1 out of 10 was likely to become a victim.

Cutler Bay, Homestead and Miami Gardens have a high assault rate, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports. And a violent gang war has plagued inner-city Miami for decades. Zoe Pound, one of the most violent gangs in the east coast was born in Miami's Little Haiti.

Records show that some of the public schools in these high-crime neighborhoods reported most of the fighting incidents in the state during the 2013-2014 school year.

SCHOOLSFIGHT REPORTSSCHOOL AREAPLACEMENTLikelihood of becoming a  crime victim
CUTLER BAY ACADEMY OF ADVANCED  *The school is now known as Cutler Bay Middle School188Cutler Bay-Cutler Ridge11 in 25
MANDARIN LAKES K-8 ACADEMY137Homestead21 in 19
NORTH DADE MIDDLE SCHOOL132Miami Gardens31 in 24
BROWNSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL127Brownsville41 in 23
TOUSSAINT L'OUVERTURE ELEM.127Little Haiti41 in 20
JOSE DE DIEGO MIDDLE SCHOOL123Wynwood51 in 20
MIAMI SOUTHRIDGE SENIOR HIGH123South Miami Heights51 in 20
SOUTH DADE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL119South West Miami-Dade61 in 20
MIAMI CAROL CITY SENIOR HIGH103Miami Gardens71 in 24
ANDOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL102Miami Gardens81 in 24
SANTA CLARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL95Allapattah91 in 20
NORLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL94Miami Gardens 101 in 24