Two separate reports released by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS) offer some positive news in the quest for safe and drug-free schools. "Juvenile Arrests 1999" provides a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data reported by the FBI. Overall, the juvenile arrest rate for violent crime dropped 36 percent from 1994 to 1999. Moreover, from 1993 to 1999, the juvenile arrest rate for murder decreased 68 percent (to its

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