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(Washington, DC)  —  Crime is on the increase at DC elementary schools.  According to the “Examiner,” violent crime is up by 33-percent in District elementary schools, while crimes at middle and high schools fell.  There were 57 incidents of violent crime at elementary schools between August of 2012, and May 21st, of this year compared with 43 incidents for the previous year.  High school campuses reported 35 violent crimes, down from 44 last year.  Middle schools reported 43 violent crimes, down from 48.  Overall crimes at DC public schools were down.  According to the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, the increase could be caused in part by economic factors which influence family stress and stability and that can be passed on to some kids.

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