The National Institute of Health and National Bureau of Economic Research estimates the social dollar costs of the following crimes:
- Murder = $9 million
- Rape = $267,000
- Vandalism = $4800
These are estimates of the social and economic costs of these horrible crimes… now factor these incidents in the K-12 space and you have to take into consideration all of the long term physiological factors in as well.
Fortunately technology, new policies and training are playing key roles in prevention… learn how in this excellent article by the magazine K-12 TD.
Fortunately technology is playing a role in prevention… learn how in this excellent article by the magazine K-12 TD.
From the piece:
The value of some security technologies, such as video surveillance, is fairly easy to demonstrate. Campus protection professionals regularly sing the praises of their security cameras because the images enable them to identify and apprehend suspects. If they need to justify their video surveillance expenditures to a hospital CEO, school board or university president, they just pull up the most compelling videos of suspects committing crimes on campus. If their own organization hasn’t adopted video surveillance yet, they can find examples online of security cameras capturing criminals in the act. The images practically speak for themselves.