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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 21:
Studentsí Reports of Safety and Security Measures Observed at School

Table 21.1. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported selected security measures at school: 1999, 2001, and 2003
Security measures 1999 2001 2003
  Total 99.4 99.3
Metal detectors 9.0 8.7 10.1
Locker checks 53.3 53.5 53.0
One or more security cameras to monitor the school 38.5 47.9
Security guards and/or assigned police officers 54.1 63.6 69.6
Other school staff or other adult supervision in the hallway 85.4 88.3 90.6
A requirement that students wear badges or picture identification 21.2 22.5
A code of student conduct 95.1 95.3
Locked entrance or exit doors during the day 38.1 48.8 52.8
A requirement that visitors sign in 87.1 90.2 91.7
† Not applicable.
NOTE: In the 1999 survey, "at school" was defined as in the school building, on the school grounds, or on a school bus. In the 2001 and 2003 surveys, "at school" was defined as in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Population sizes for students ages 12–18 are 24,614,000 in 1999, 24,315,000 in 2001, and 25,684,000 in 2003.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 1999, 2001, and 2003.

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