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China sees fewer violent crimes on campus: report

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-09-08 18:28

BEIJING — China saw a drop in the number of violent campus crimes between 2015 and 2017, a report from judicial sources revealed.

The report, compiled by the China Justice Big Data Institution, collected court rulings between 2015 and 2017 on criminal cases which took place on campuses or in the vicinity of schools with students as defendants.

The report said that courts nationwide in 2015 concluded trials of over 1,000 cases involving violent crimes on campuses and the number declined by 16.51 percent and 13.37 percent respectively in the following two years to no more than 800 last year.

It found that about 57.5 percent of such crimes were intentional injury. Other crimes included robbery, public violence, homicide, blackmail, rape, and forced prostitution.

According to the report, about 13.46 percent of violent campus crimes were premeditated, but the proportion among intentional campus homicide cases was much higher -- reaching 69.76 percent.

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