New Report on Averted Incidents of Violence

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Sponsored by the Office of Community Oriented Policing, and in partnership with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, “Targeted Violence Averted – College and University Case Studies” examines eight case studies of incidents in which planned violence targeting institutions of higher education was averted by the potential attackers’ peers, school administrators and other campus safety stakeholders including law enforcement. Each case includes a discussion of lessons learned by examining the potential attackers’ intentions and the actions of those who averted the attack. The report is based on information from the Averted School Violence database, created in 2014 by the National Police Foundation. The database has been expanded to provide a platform for sharing information about averted incidents of violence in elementary and secondary schools, as well as higher education campuses.

A copy of the full report can be downloaded at