There are seven categories of violent crime that schools and organizations should address:

  • attacks from an armed intruder
  • acts of terrorism (e.g., explosive, chemical or biological attacks)
  • workplace violence (e.g., violence from unstable parents or estranged spouses)
  • students carrying concealed weapons (often edged weapons)
  • violence at public events (e.g., fighting at sports events)
  • street crime (e.g., common robbery, auto theft, assault and rape)
  • abduction of young children, typically by non-custodial parents.
  • forceable sexual assault

Note: child sexual abuse (sexual molestation) is addressed in the section above.