Amid Concerns About School Security, Federal Data Show Schools Have Actually Gotten Safer

Amid ConcernsU.S. schools have significantly increased security measures and preparation for events like school shootings in the last 20 years, the newest federal data show.

Meanwhile, rates of student victimization at school have continued to decline, fewer students have brought weapons to school, and fewer students report fear of harm in school, according to a report released in March.

Fewer students report having access to an unlocked gun in the most recent data, and, contrary to popular perception, rates of violent deaths at school have not trended significantly upward in recent years. Read more here.