And so it begins... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34268942 More than 30,000 alleged crimes linked to schools were reported to police in 2014, a BBC investigation has found. The figure - for England, Wales and Northern Ireland - is equivalent to 160 allegations per school day. Theft and violent crime were the most common types of offence to be reported. The NSPCC said the number of reported sexual offences - 1,502 - was worrying. The government said crime had "no place in our schools" and it had given teachers greater powers to tackle it. Data was collated from 32 forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which responded to a Freedom of Information request from the Victoria Derbyshire programme. It is not known how many reports led to convictions. Obviously would be nice to see the 'trends'. Is the problem rising? Is it line with school population growth? Are school behaviour policies worth the paper they are printed on? Seems like a discussion a nation should have.... but won't have because it's too difficult to control, better to bleat on about 'data' and 'targets'.