Twenty-five percent of U.S. parents report “frequently” worrying about their child being harmed at school, and that concern is up from 2009-2011, according to Gallup’s annual Crime poll, conducted Oct. 3-6, 2013. The higher parental concern in this year’s survey could be a residual effect from the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

Concern about a school-aged child being harmed at school ranks third among parents’ concerns about crime in the report, behind unauthorized use of phone and email records, and identity theft. 


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