The first quarter of 2013 is seeing some good numbers in the Bronx, as the NYPD reports that arrests and summonses in the borough’s public schools have dropped by more than half.
Unfortunately, that number wasn’t good enough to help out their overall stats, leaving them still as the city with the most arrests and summonses in schools.
There were 36 students arrested in Bronx schools from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012, down 54% from the 78 students who were cuffed during the same time in 2011. Summonses in Bronx schools from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 declined 53% to 114, from 240 during the same period in 2011.
Nearly 93 percent of the arrests were black and Latino students – roughly the same as in 2011.