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2,800 crimes carried out close to schools and colleges, PSNI reveals

Incidents included sex offences and assaults but teachers' union insists our schools remain safe places for children

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Justin McCamphill

Justin McCamphill

Justin McCamphill

Nearly 3,000 crimes were reported at or near school and college premises in Northern Ireland in a three-year period.

They include sex offences, assaults and incidents involving drugs.

A total of 2,786 crimes were recorded as occurring at or within the vicinity of educational premises between 2018 and the end of 2020.


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