Campus violence decreases over last three years: Supreme People’s Court

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/9/6 17:18:41

A judicial report has found violence is decreasing on China's campuses.

The China Justice Big Data Institute (CJBDI) under the Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Wednesday released a report about campus violence according to closed criminal cases from 2015 to 2017.

In 2015, the SPC closed more than 1,000 cases involving campus violence. The number decreased 17 percent in 2016 and another 14 percent in 2017, the SPC said, without giving specific numbers.

In 12 percent of these cases, the victims died.

The crime of intentional injury accounted for 57.5 percent of campus violence cases. The number of such crimes has declined for three consecutive years, with an annual decrease of 24 percent, said the report.

The report found that more than 35 percent of violence cases were related to dormitories. In the cases involving murder, the word "dormitory" appears in the judgment documents 65 percent of the time.

About 68 percent of murders were due to trifles, about 22 percent were over relationship issues, and about 5 percent were venting emotions.

More than 81 percent of defendants of campus robbery cases were adolescents aged from 16 to 18. And that age group has accounted for the largest proportion of rape and forced prostitution cases, representing a trend of younger defendants, the SPC said.

The report offered no other data on rape or sexual assault on campus.

Nearly 37 percent of defendants of campus violence cases actively turned themselves to the police, said the report.

Global Times

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