Are fights occurring more often in your child’s Atlanta school?

If your child attends a school in the Atlanta Public Schools District, and you wonder if incidents of violence are increasing there, here’s where you can find out.

Atlanta’s school district reported 2,724 fights in the 2015-16 school year. That put it right in the middle among the  Fulton, Atlanta, Cobb, Gwinnett and DeKalb districts. DeKalb had the highest number, 4,913, and Cobb had the lowest, 1,466.

Our database shows the numbers for schools across Georgia.

The number of fights reported by schools statewide went from 46,399 during the 2011-12 school year to 53,462 during the 2015-16 school year, a 15 percent increase, according to state data. Reports of batteries have increased about fivefold during the same time span, the data show.

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