I'm doing a project at the course about youth gangs in schools. My section of the project - (cause I've gotta do a group thing.....pfffft) - is statistics of violence. Patterns and shit. I got hold of the Queensland Police Annual Statistical Review for 2007/2008 - (website, not the report) - which makes for some scary reading when you look at the 15 - 19 year old age bracket - (offenders). By FAR the most frightening.....ANYWAY, the bit that I've been struggling with is finding actual figures and breakdowns of incidents on the school grounds. I.JUST.CAN'T.FIND.EM.
I got on to my missus' sister who works for a school and she said even THEY can't get access to other schools figures. We've all been to school, we ALL know shit happens, so why is it SO difficult to find transparency?. Are we afraid of the truth as a society?.
Anyway, back to it.