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A Comparison of Averted and Completed School Attacks from the Police Foundation Averted School Violence Database

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and Police Foundation, 2019

The Police Foundation, in collaboration with the COPS Office, implemented the Averted School Violence (ASV) database to provide a platform for sharing information about averted incidents of violence in institutions of elementary, secondary, and higher education. This report serves as a companion to A Preliminary Report on the Police Foundation's Averted School Violence Database. It compares 51 completed with 51 averted incidents of school violence that occurred in the United States from the ASV database and analyzes both sets. It includes findings on the demographics of individuals who plan attacks, victims' demographics in completed attacks, and community characteristics. The report also seeks to provide important lessons about how school violence can be prevented.

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