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Table 169. Number and percentage of public schools reporting crime incidents, and number and rate of incidents, by school characteristics and type of incident: 1999-2000, 2007-08, and 2009-10
Type of crime incident All public
schools, 1999–2000
All public schools,
2007-08
2009–10 2009–10
All public
schools
Instruction level of school Size of enrollment Urbanicity Combined percent Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment Percent of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch
Primary Middle High Less than 300 300 to 499 500 to 999 1,000 or more City Suburban Town Rural Less than 5 5 to
less than 20
20 to
less than 50
50 or more 0 to 25 26 to 50 51 or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Number of public schools (in thousands)                                                                                                                              
All schools 82   (#) 83   (0.4) 83   (0.5) 49   (0.3) 15   (0.1) 12   (0.1) 19   (0.4) 25   (0.2) 30   (0.1) 9   (0.1) 22   (0.2) 24   (0.2) 12   (0.1) 25   (0.3) 12   (1.0) 21   (1.1) 20   (0.7) 30   (1.3) 14   (0.7) 26   (1.2) 43   (1.1)
Schools with incident 71   (1.0) 71   (0.8) 70   (1.0) 38   (0.9) 15   (0.1) 12   (0.1) 15   (0.6) 21   (0.5) 26   (0.5) 9   (0.1) 19   (0.4) 20   (0.6) 11   (0.3) 21   (0.5) 10   (0.8) 17   (1.0) 17   (0.7) 27   (1.4) 10   (0.7) 23   (1.1) 38   (1.2)
                                                                                                                               
Percent of schools with incident 86.3   (1.23) 85.5   (0.87) 85.0   (1.07) 77.9   (1.69) 96.2   (0.66) 98.3   (0.49) 78.4   (2.84) 83.5   (2.06) 87.0   (1.55) 96.9   (1.10) 86.9   (1.71) 84.3   (2.07) 89.4   (2.63) 82.1   (2.04) 82.1   (3.23) 79.9   (2.44) 85.1   (1.89) 89.7   (1.55) 73.0   (3.28) 85.8   (1.78) 88.4   (1.30)
Violent incidents1  71.4   (1.37) 75.5   (1.09) 73.8   (1.07) 64.4   (1.63) 90.5   (1.10) 90.9   (1.21) 62.8   (3.25) 71.3   (2.34) 76.4   (1.75) 95.4   (1.22) 74.9   (2.12) 73.5   (2.21) 80.3   (3.14) 70.2   (1.91) 69.6   (3.33) 67.9   (2.82) 75.9   (2.14) 78.2   (1.75) 61.7   (3.40) 74.6   (2.04) 77.2   (1.66)
Serious violent incidents2 19.7   (0.98) 17.2   (1.06) 16.4   (0.94) 13.0   (1.42) 18.9   (1.46) 27.6   (1.35) 10.4   (2.11) 15.7   (2.14) 15.9   (1.42) 32.8   (1.61) 21.7   (2.12) 15.5   (1.80) 15.6   (2.33) 13.2   (1.51) 12.6   (2.52) 9.9   (1.29) 18.6   (1.58) 21.1   (1.82) 10.5   (1.41) 15.4   (1.65) 18.9   (1.50)
Rape or attempted rape3  0.7   (0.10) 0.8   (0.17) 0.5   (0.10)   (†) 1.3 ! (0.42) 2.0   (0.41)   (†)   (†) 0.6   (0.17) 1.8   (0.43) 0.7 ! (0.26) 0.6 ! (0.25) 0.6 ! (0.28) 0.3 ! (0.13)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.17) 0.5 ! (0.17) 0.7 ! (0.22) 0.4 ! (0.20) 0.6   (0.17) 0.5   (0.15)
Sexual battery other than rape4  2.5   (0.33) 2.5   (0.33) 2.3   (0.34) 1.0 ! (0.38) 3.2   (0.56) 5.1   (0.73)   (†)   (†) 2.5   (0.54) 7.2   (0.96) 3.2   (0.76) 1.6   (0.32) 2.7 ! (0.82) 1.9 ! (0.68) 2.6 ! (1.21) 1.1   (0.26) 2.6   (0.71) 2.7   (0.57) 1.4   (0.33) 2.7   (0.72) 2.3   (0.44)
Physical attack or fight5 
      with weapon6 
5.2   (0.60) 3.0   (0.33) 3.9   (0.48) 3.0   (0.68) 3.9   (0.75) 7.1   (1.02) 2.3 ! (1.08) 4.8   (1.08) 3.1   (0.63) 7.2   (1.16) 5.5   (1.18) 4.6   (1.00) 4.1 ! (1.28) 1.8   (0.48)   (†) 1.8 ! (0.57) 4.8   (1.04) 5.3   (0.95) 2.3 ! (0.77) 3.6   (0.69) 4.6   (0.73)
Threat of attack with weapon6  11.1   (0.70) 9.3   (0.77) 7.7   (0.72) 6.8   (1.11) 10.3   (1.04) 10.0   (0.99) 3.8 ! (1.40) 8.0   (1.51) 8.3   (1.08) 12.8   (1.24) 10.2   (1.69) 7.7   (1.15) 6.3   (1.57) 6.2   (1.13) 5.9   (1.49) 4.8   (0.96) 8.6   (1.11) 9.8   (1.42) 4.7   (1.06) 5.9   (0.72) 9.7   (1.32)
Robbery7  with a weapon6  0.5 ! (0.15) 0.5 ! (0.14) 0.2   (0.05)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.20) 1.0   (0.30)   (†)   (†) 0.2 ! (0.09) 1.3   (0.37) 0.6 ! (0.19) 0.2 ! (0.10)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.3 ! (0.12) 0.4 ! (0.13)   (†) 0.2 ! (0.09) 0.3 ! (0.09)
Robbery7  without a weapon 5.3   (0.56) 5.2   (0.56) 4.4   (0.49) 2.7   (0.66) 5.5   (0.74) 10.6   (0.87) 2.9 ! (1.17) 2.7   (0.69) 4.1   (0.67) 13.7   (1.16) 6.5   (0.84) 3.4   (0.55) 3.0   (1.05) 4.3   (0.97)   (†) 2.3   (0.73) 4.4   (0.80) 7.0   (0.90) 3.4   (0.74) 4.5   (0.86) 4.7   (0.74)
Physical attack or fight
     without a weapon
63.7   (1.52) 72.7   (1.07) 70.5   (1.11) 60.3   (1.65) 88.8   (1.13) 88.4   (1.36) 58.1   (3.45) 67.3   (2.59) 74.2   (1.70) 93.6   (1.24) 71.7   (2.02) 69.9   (2.11) 76.8   (2.93) 67.2   (2.26) 65.3   (3.73) 63.6   (2.67) 72.2   (2.32) 76.3   (1.78) 57.9   (3.19) 70.4   (2.30) 74.6   (1.63)
Threat of attack without weapon 52.2   (1.47) 47.8   (1.19) 46.4   (1.33) 38.0   (1.94) 61.5   (1.73) 61.9   (1.58) 34.3   (3.46) 44.6   (2.51) 47.8   (2.30) 72.5   (1.49) 48.6   (2.43) 46.3   (2.44) 56.2   (3.86) 40.0   (2.15) 38.6   (3.19) 43.6   (3.12) 48.2   (2.49) 50.3   (2.10) 34.7   (2.84) 47.7   (2.21) 49.4   (1.97)
                                                                                                                               
Theft/larceny8  45.6   (1.37) 47.3   (1.30) 44.1   (1.31) 25.7   (1.82) 65.2   (1.48) 82.6   (1.35) 30.7   (3.35) 36.4   (2.52) 46.7   (1.74) 84.9   (1.80) 47.6   (2.70) 43.1   (1.97) 46.2   (3.22) 41.1   (2.51) 40.8   (3.33) 38.3   (2.37) 46.2   (2.45) 48.0   (2.35) 38.0   (2.26) 48.8   (2.50) 43.1   (1.98)
                                                                                                                               
Other incidents9    (†) 67.4   (1.13) 68.1   (1.12) 57.3   (1.72) 81.9   (1.25) 92.2   (1.10) 55.3   (2.97) 63.3   (2.47) 72.5   (1.80) 94.3   (1.32) 73.5   (2.39) 66.1   (2.23) 74.1   (2.97) 62.6   (2.62) 59.0   (3.65) 61.2   (2.19) 69.7   (2.23) 75.5   (2.33) 54.8   (3.31) 67.3   (2.10) 72.9   (1.79)
Possess firearm/explosive device10  5.5   (0.44) 4.7   (0.38) 4.7   (0.52) 3.5   (0.81) 5.8   (0.79) 9.4   (1.20) 2.5 ! (1.16) 4.5   (1.11) 4.5   (0.89) 10.5   (1.25) 6.0   (0.99) 4.9   (0.89) 3.8 ! (1.37) 3.8   (1.01) 4.3 ! (1.42) 2.1   (0.51) 3.6   (0.67) 7.4   (1.02) 3.1   (0.64) 3.3   (0.58) 6.0   (0.93)
Possess knife or sharp object 42.6   (1.28) 40.6   (1.10) 39.7   (1.06) 33.5   (1.51) 51.5   (1.94) 55.2   (1.51) 26.4   (2.85) 33.4   (2.11) 45.5   (1.74) 66.3   (1.82) 41.1   (2.36) 38.7   (1.75) 49.8   (3.16) 34.7   (2.13) 25.6   (3.01) 34.6   (2.00) 44.2   (2.29) 45.8   (1.99) 26.7   (2.20) 38.0   (1.96) 44.8   (1.72)
Distribution, possession, or use
     of illegal drugs
  (†) 23.2   (0.68) 24.6   (0.57) 3.5   (0.69) 44.7   (1.17) 77.2   (1.51) 11.7   (1.28) 15.0   (1.30) 24.6   (0.97) 78.4   (1.77) 27.8   (1.22) 22.4   (0.83) 25.5   (1.42) 23.4   (1.17) 21.0   (1.82) 21.8   (1.37) 26.4   (1.35) 26.6   (1.39) 20.3   (1.39) 27.9   (1.67) 23.8   (0.96)
Distribution, possession, or use
     of alcohol
  (†) 14.9   (0.57) 14.1   (0.50) 2.1   (0.52) 19.7   (1.31) 51.6   (1.60) 6.2   (1.22) 8.7   (1.09) 11.3   (0.82) 55.5   (1.64) 14.9   (1.14) 15.5   (0.92) 12.8   (1.17) 12.7   (1.03) 11.8   (1.61) 12.2   (0.94) 15.4   (1.32) 15.5   (0.92) 14.7   (1.01) 16.5   (1.21) 12.5   (0.76)
Inappropriate distribution, possession,
     or use of prescription drugs
  (†)   (†) 12.1   (0.47) 1.5 ! (0.48) 18.8   (1.13) 43.0   (1.64) 5.1   (1.10) 5.5   (1.02) 12.4   (0.94) 44.5   (1.60) 10.3   (0.92) 12.1   (0.79) 12.3   (1.12) 13.5   (1.18) 12.9   (1.55) 13.5   (1.01) 14.5   (1.24) 9.2   (0.89) 13.1   (1.20) 15.2   (0.98) 9.8   (0.76)
Vandalism11  51.5   (1.61) 49.3   (1.16) 45.8   (1.12) 37.9   (1.69) 55.5   (1.38) 62.5   (1.86) 33.9   (2.89) 43.7   (2.45) 47.2   (1.93) 72.4   (1.80) 56.9   (2.11) 47.2   (2.44) 44.7   (3.54) 35.7   (2.25) 38.7   (3.64) 38.6   (2.29) 44.7   (1.96) 54.4   (2.43) 38.5   (2.96) 47.0   (2.27) 47.5   (1.92)
                                                                                                                               
Number of incidents
        (in thousands)
2,259   (117.0) 2,041   (65.4) 1,877   (50.9) 626   (39.6) 548   (23.6) 590   (18.2) 169   (19.3) 386   (31.8) 704   (40.1) 617   (21.7) 642   (32.5) 585   (37.5) 255   (23.1) 395   (19.5) 165   (24.3) 326   (20.0) 481   (24.2) 905   (51.8) 211   (15.1) 560   (25.6) 1,106   (51.1)
Violent incidents1  1,466   (103.7) 1,332   (62.1) 1,184   (44.4) 482   (37.3) 375   (19.3) 264   (12.9) 111   (17.2) 274   (25.1) 488   (35.6) 310   (16.1) 396   (27.4) 371   (33.0) 166   (21.2) 250   (15.9) 108   (20.3) 193   (15.5) 294   (21.0) 589   (43.7) 110   (10.6) 322   (20.5) 752   (43.2)
Serious violent incidents2 61   (7.0) 58   (6.6) 52   (5.5) 22   (3.8) 14   (2.4) 14   (1.7) 6 ! (2.1) 14   (3.6) 16   (2.4) 16   (2.1) 17   (2.8) 16   (3.1) 6   (1.4) 13   (2.9) 5 ! (2.1) 7   (1.5) 15   (3.0) 25   (4.4) 6   (1.4) 13   (2.0) 33   (5.4)
Rape or attempted rape3  1   (0.1) 1   (0.2) 1   (0.1)   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Sexual battery other than rape4 4   (1.1) 4   (0.6) 4   (0.6) 1 ! (0.4) 1   (0.2) 1   (0.2)   (†) #   (†) 1   (0.3) 1   (0.3) 1   (0.4) 1   (0.2) #   (†) 1 ! (0.4)   (†) #   (†) 1   (0.2) 2   (0.4) #   (†) 1 ! (0.5) 2   (0.4)
Physical attack or fight5 
      with weapon6 
12   (2.5) 14   (3.9) 14   (3.6) 8 ! (2.9) 2 ! (0.7) 3   (0.7)   (†) 6 ! (2.8) 4 ! (1.2) 1   (0.3) 3 ! (1.0) 5 ! (2.1) 3 ! (1.0)   (†)   (†) 1 ! (0.3)   (†) 6   (1.6) 1 ! (0.3) 3   (0.9) 10 ! (3.6)
Threat of attack with weapon6  21   (1.9) 20   (2.6) 19   (2.9) 8   (1.9) 8   (1.9) 3   (0.6) 1 ! (0.3) 6 ! (1.9) 7   (1.2) 6   (1.6) 7   (1.8) 7   (1.5) 2 ! (1.1) 3   (0.9) 2 ! (0.8) 3   (0.8) 5   (1.2) 9   (2.4) 2 ! (0.7) 5   (1.3) 12   (2.7)
Robbery7  with a weapon6   (†) 1 ! (0.2) #   (†)   (†) #   (†) #   (†)   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Robbery7  without a weapon 20   (3.2) 19   (3.1) 14   (1.9) 6 ! (1.9) 3   (0.6) 6   (0.8)   (†) 2 ! (0.5) 4   (1.2) 7   (1.1) 6   (0.9) 3   (0.7) 1 ! (0.3) 5 ! (1.6)   (†) 2 ! (1.1) 4   (1.1) 8   (1.3) 3 ! (0.9) 4   (1.2) 8   (1.4)
Physical attack or fight
     without a weapon
807   (59.6) 812   (45.7) 725   (27.8) 295   (24.0) 239   (12.7) 157   (10.6) 63   (8.8) 157   (17.0) 314   (23.5) 191   (12.4) 249   (19.7) 232   (17.9) 93   (15.1) 152   (10.7) 68   (15.4) 110   (8.0) 181   (15.7) 367   (24.1) 68   (5.9) 194   (14.3) 464   (27.5)
Threat of attack without weapon 599   (52.7) 462   (29.4) 406   (23.0) 165   (21.6) 123   (8.8) 94   (5.4) 42   (10.2) 103   (14.3) 157   (17.1) 103   (7.4) 130   (10.7) 123   (17.0) 67   (9.4) 86   (7.1) 35   (5.8) 77   (11.0) 98   (8.3) 197   (22.0) 36   (4.6) 115   (11.7) 255   (20.8)
                                                                                                                               
Theft/larceny8  218   (9.2) 269   (9.5) 259   (8.6) 42   (5.7) 69   (4.8) 125   (5.1) 21   (3.2) 41   (6.3) 82   (5.5) 115   (4.4) 85   (7.0) 81   (4.0) 33   (3.3) 59   (4.6) 23   (2.4) 53   (4.3) 74   (5.4) 108   (8.1) 41   (3.3) 96   (5.7) 121   (8.4)
                                                                                                                               
Other incidents9    (†) 440   (11.2) 435   (11.1) 102   (6.4) 104   (4.4) 200   (7.7) 37   (3.3) 71   (5.3) 135   (6.7) 192   (8.6) 160   (9.2) 133   (6.4) 55   (4.0) 86   (4.5) 34   (3.8) 80   (5.0) 113   (5.6) 208   (10.1) 60   (4.1) 142   (7.2) 233   (11.7)
Possess firearm/explosive device10 9   (2.2) 5   (0.5) 5   (0.6) 2   (0.4) 1   (0.3) 2   (0.2) 1 ! (0.2) 1   (0.3) 2   (0.3) 1   (0.1) 2   (0.3) 2   (0.3) 1 ! (0.2) 1   (0.3) 1 ! (0.2) 1   (0.1) 1   (0.2) 3   (0.5) 1   (0.1) 1   (0.2) 3   (0.5)
Possess knife or sharp object 86   (4.0) 77   (2.4) 72   (2.6) 29   (1.7) 18   (0.9) 22   (1.5) 7   (0.8) 15   (1.1) 28   (1.7) 22   (1.6) 21   (1.3) 22   (1.9) 12   (0.9) 17   (1.3) 6   (0.9) 14   (1.0) 20   (1.2) 33   (2.4) 7   (0.6) 22   (1.3) 44   (0.0)
Distribution, possession, or use
     of illegal drugs
  (†) 107   (4.1) 116   (4.7) 3   (0.8) 25   (1.6) 79   (3.6) 6   (1.1) 9   (1.4) 27   (1.7) 73   (3.7) 44   (4.0) 36   (2.0) 15   (1.5) 20   (1.5) 8   (1.1) 20   (1.6) 31   (2.1) 56   (4.0) 17   (1.4) 42   (2.6) 56   (4.4)
Distribution, possession, or use
     of alcohol
  (†) 38   (1.4) 41   (1.8) 1   (0.3) 7   (0.6) 29   (1.5) 2   (0.5) 4   (0.5) 11   (1.2) 24   (1.5) 14   (1.3) 14   (1.1) 5   (0.8) 8   (0.9) 3   (0.5) 10   (1.2) 12   (1.1) 16   (1.4) 9   (0.9) 16   (1.3) 15   (1.3)
Inappropriate distribution, possession,
     or use of prescription drugs
  (†)   (†) 29   (1.9) 1 ! (0.3) 6   (0.6) 19   (1.5) 2 ! (0.5) 3   (0.5) 9   (0.8) 16   (1.7) 7   (0.9) 10   (1.2) 5   (0.9) 8   (0.9) 4   (1.0) 9   (1.2) 9   (1.1) 8   (0.9) 5   (0.6) 13   (1.5) 11   (1.1)
Vandalism11  211   (13.6) 212   (8.8) 172   (7.3) 66   (5.8) 46   (3.1) 49   (4.5) 19   (2.4) 39   (4.0) 58   (4.4) 56   (5.0) 72   (5.7) 49   (3.6) 18   (1.8) 32   (3.5) 13   (1.7) 27   (2.1) 41   (3.0) 91   (6.6) 21   (2.6) 47   (3.4) 103   (6.9)
                                                                                                                               
Number of incidents per 100,000
        students
4,849   (252.4) 4,270   (134.1) 3,965   (103.7) 2,766   (172.3) 5,840   (249.6) 4,773   (149.9) 4,135   (452.2) 3,731   (312.0) 3,610   (199.3) 4,610   (168.1) 4,672   (250.7) 3,527   (210.5) 4,320   (350.6) 3,554   (184.8) 3,551   (391.8) 2,910   (140.2) 3,777   (203.7) 4,825   (222.7) 2,220   (131.3) 3,613   (149.4) 4,950   (200.9)
Violent incidents1  3,147   (223.8) 2,788   (127.9) 2,500   (90.9) 2,131   (163.6) 3,997   (203.9) 2,141   (105.3) 2,718   (408.2) 2,650   (244.2) 2,501   (177.7) 2,316   (119.2) 2,885   (210.8) 2,236   (192.4) 2,820   (335.6) 2,250   (149.0) 2,329   (362.2) 1,721   (118.6) 2,306   (176.0) 3,140   (196.2) 1,153   (93.1) 2,081   (127.4) 3,364   (177.9)
Serious violent incidents2 130   (15.2) 122   (13.8) 111   (11.5) 97   (16.8) 145   (25.2) 110   (13.7) 149 ! (50.8) 138   (34.6) 84   (12.3) 118   (15.0) 126   (21.3) 98   (18.4) 107   (23.2) 113   (26.4) 117 ! (44.0) 58   (12.7) 119   (23.2) 135   (22.6) 62   (14.3) 86   (13.2) 149   (24.4)
Rape or attempted rape3 1   (0.2) 2   (0.4) 1   (0.3)   (†) 3 ! (1.0) 3   (0.6)   (†) #   (†) 1 ! (0.5) 2   (0.4) 1 ! (0.5) 1 ! (0.5) 2 ! (0.9) 1 ! (0.3)   (†) 1 ! (0.5) 1 ! (0.3) 2 ! (0.5) 1 ! (0.4) 1 ! (0.3) 2   (0.5)
Sexual battery other than rape4  9   (2.4) 8   (1.3) 8   (1.3) 4 ! (2.0) 10   (2.4) 11   (1.8)   (†)   (†) 8   (1.7) 10   (1.9) 11   (2.7) 4   (1.2) 8   (2.5) 8 ! (3.5)   (†) 3   (0.8) 7   (1.7) 10   (2.3) 3   (0.8) 8   (2.9) 9   (1.8)
Physical attack or fight5 
      with weapon6
26   (5.4) 29   (8.2) 30   (7.5) 34 ! (13.0) 19 ! (7.4) 23   (5.5)   (†) 62 ! (27.3) 18 ! (5.9) 10   (2.1) 22 ! (7.5) 32 ! (12.7) 43 ! (16.7)   (†)   (†) 7 ! (2.6)   (†) 32   (8.5) 9 ! (3.1) 21   (6.1) 46 ! (16.0)
Threat of attack with weapon6 45   (4.1) 42   (5.4) 41   (6.1) 34   (8.4) 81   (20.4) 26   (4.8) 20 ! (7.1) 56 ! (18.7) 34   (6.2) 44   (12.1) 49   (13.2) 40   (9.2) 38 ! (17.9) 31   (7.6) 47 ! (16.6) 27   (7.4) 38   (9.4) 49   (12.5) 22 ! (7.7) 30   (8.3) 56   (12.3)
Robbery7  with a weapon6   (†) 1 ! (0.5) 1 ! (0.3)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1 ! (0.4) 2 ! (1.2) #   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†) #   (†) 2 ! (0.9) #   (†) #   (†) 2 ! (0.7)
Robbery7  without a weapon 43   (6.8) 39   (6.6) 30   (4.1) 25 ! (8.2) 31   (6.2) 45   (6.5)   (†) 15 ! (4.9) 22   (6.2) 51   (8.0) 40   (6.6) 19   (4.3) 15 ! (4.6) 43 ! (14.3)   (†) 20 ! (9.7) 33   (8.6) 41   (6.9) 28 ! (9.6) 25   (7.6) 35   (6.3)
Physical attack or fight
     without a weapon
1,732   (128.8) 1,699   (93.8) 1,532   (57.9) 1,305   (106.9) 2,545   (132.7) 1,271   (85.0) 1,537   (208.3) 1,514   (162.2) 1,612   (117.4) 1,428   (91.7) 1,814   (148.1) 1,398   (104.3) 1,571   (242.2) 1,364   (100.3) 1,459   (289.4) 980   (62.5) 1,420   (132.1) 1,956   (119.8) 713   (49.9) 1,251   (89.8) 2,076   (117.2)
Threat of attack without weapon 1,285   (113.2) 967   (61.5) 857   (47.4) 730   (94.0) 1,307   (94.3) 760   (45.4) 1,032   (244.6) 999   (140.6) 805   (86.8) 771   (56.4) 945   (81.4) 741   (100.8) 1,142   (154.3) 773   (64.6) 753   (101.6) 683   (93.3) 767   (66.8) 1,049   (100.0) 378   (44.0) 744   (73.4) 1,139   (86.5)
                                                                                                                               
Theft/larceny8  468   (20.2) 563   (20.1) 546   (18.5) 185   (24.8) 736   (50.7) 1,012   (43.5) 522   (73.4) 395   (61.9) 419   (28.5) 855   (36.3) 622   (53.0) 488   (21.6) 565   (52.2) 528   (40.7) 487   (42.0) 476   (36.4) 584   (41.8) 577   (40.8) 436   (34.0) 619   (37.3) 542   (36.2)
                                                                                                                               
Other incidents9    (†) 920   (23.5) 918   (23.2) 450   (27.9) 1,108   (47.1) 1,620   (60.8) 894   (87.1) 687   (53.0) 690   (33.6) 1,438   (66.9) 1,166   (62.6) 803   (32.2) 935   (65.7) 776   (42.2) 735   (55.8) 712   (36.8) 887   (42.0) 1,108   (52.4) 631   (41.1) 914   (37.1) 1,044   (46.9)
Possess firearm/explosive device10 18   (4.8) 11   (1.0) 11   (1.2) 8   (1.9) 15   (2.8) 13   (1.9) 13 ! (5.7) 14   (3.3) 9   (1.8) 9   (1.1) 13   (2.2) 10   (1.8) 10 ! (3.5) 9   (2.4) 11 ! (3.5) 5   (1.3) 8   (1.4) 16   (2.3) 6   (1.1) 7   (1.2) 15   (2.3)
Possess knife or sharp object 184   (8.7) 161   (4.7) 153   (5.2) 126   (7.3) 193   (9.8) 175   (12.5) 182   (19.1) 145   (10.9) 145   (8.6) 161   (12.1) 156   (9.7) 131   (10.9) 208   (15.1) 151   (10.1) 125   (15.9) 122   (7.4) 154   (9.0) 177   (11.7) 72   (5.4) 140   (6.6) 196   (11.2)
Distribution, possession, or use
     of illegal drugs
  (†) 225   (8.3) 245   (9.8) 14   (3.4) 262   (17.4) 637   (28.9) 151   (29.6) 91   (13.5) 139   (9.0) 547   (28.8) 321   (27.1) 220   (10.4) 250   (25.6) 184   (13.5) 177   (16.8) 181   (13.4) 246   (15.9) 299   (22.9) 183   (13.8) 273   (15.8) 251   (18.4)
Distribution, possession, or use
     of alcohol
  (†) 79   (2.9) 86   (3.9) 5   (1.3) 77   (6.9) 238   (13.7) 57   (12.6) 34   (4.9) 55   (6.1) 180   (12.0) 100   (9.9) 85   (6.2) 82   (14.2) 72   (8.0) 66   (9.6) 86   (10.5) 91   (8.6) 87   (7.6) 95   (10.6) 105   (8.6) 69   (5.7)
Inappropriate distribution, possession,
     or use of prescription drugs
  (†)   (†) 62   (4.0) 4 ! (1.3) 68   (6.5) 157   (12.4) 39 ! (13.8) 25   (4.6) 45   (4.2) 122   (12.1) 48   (6.4) 60   (7.2) 84   (15.3) 70   (8.3) 87   (19.9) 78   (10.2) 68   (9.1) 42   (4.7) 55   (6.2) 83   (9.3) 50   (4.8)
Vandalism11  453   (28.6) 444   (19.0) 362   (15.3) 293   (25.6) 492   (32.4) 400   (35.4) 453   (61.2) 378   (38.9) 296   (22.4) 419   (38.5) 527   (40.4) 297   (20.5) 301   (30.3) 289   (32.3) 269   (30.8) 240   (15.9) 320   (23.0) 487   (34.1) 221   (27.0) 305   (18.2) 462   (29.6)
—Not available.                                                
†Not applicable.                                                
#Rounds to zero.                                                
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.                                                
‡Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.                                                
1 Violent incidents include serious violent incidents (i.e., rape or attempted rape, sexual battery other than rape, physical attack or fight with a weapon, threat of physical attack with a weapon, and robbery with or without a weapon) plus physical attack or fight without a weapon and threat of physical attack without a weapon.                                                                  
2 Serious violent incidents include rape or attempted rape, sexual battery other than rape, physical attack or fight with a weapon, threat of physical attack with a weapon, and robbery with or without a weapon.                                                                  
3 Rape was defined for respondents as "forced sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral penetration). This includes penetration from a foreign object. Both male and female students can be victims of rape."                                                                  
4 Sexual battery was defined for respondents as an "incident that includes threatened rape, fondling, indecent liberties, child molestation, or sodomy. Both male and female students can be victims of sexual battery. Classification of these incidents should take into consideration the age and developmentally appropriate behavior of the offender(s)."                                                                  
5 Physical attack or fight was defined for respondents as an "actual and intentional touching or striking of another person against his or her will, or the intentional causing of bodily harm to an individual."                                                                  
6 Weapon was defined for respondents as "any instrument or object used with the intent to threaten, injure, or kill. Includes look-alikes if they are used to threaten others."                                                                  
7 Robbery was defined for respondents as "the taking or attempting to take anything of value that is owned by another person or organization, under confrontational circumstances by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. A key difference between robbery and theft/larceny is that robbery involves a threat or battery."                                                                  
8 Theft/larceny (taking things over $10 without personal confrontation) was defined for respondents as "the unlawful taking of another person's property without personal confrontation, threat, violence, or bodily harm. Included are pocket picking, stealing purse or backpack (if left unattended or no force was used to take it from owner), theft from a building, theft from a motor vehicle or motor vehicle parts or accessories, theft of bicycles, theft from vending machines, and all other types of thefts."                                                                  
9 Other incidents include possession of a firearm or explosive device; possession of a knife or sharp object; distribution, possession, or use of illegal drugs or alcohol; inappropriate distribution, possession, or use of prescription drugs; and vandalism.                                                                  
10 Firearm/explosive device was defined as "any weapon that is designed to (or may readily be converted to) expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. This includes guns, bombs, grenades, mines, rockets, missiles, pipe bombs, or similar devices designed to explode and capable of causing bodily harm or property damage."                                                                  
11 Vandalism was defined for respondents as "the willful damage or destruction of school property including bombing, arson, graffiti, and other acts that cause property damage. Includes damage caused by computer hacking."                                                                  
NOTE: Either the school principal or the person most knowledgeable about discipline issues at school completed the questionnaire. Includes incidents happening in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that are holding school-sponsored events or activities. Covers times during normal school hours or when school activities/events were in session. Primary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not higher than grade 3 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 8. Middle schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 4 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 9. High schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 9 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 12. All public schools also includes schools with other combinations of grades (including K–12 schools), which are not shown separately. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.                                                                  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2000, 2008, and 2010. (This table was prepared August 2011.)                                                                  

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