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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
NCES 2008-021
December 2007

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Table 21.1.

Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported selected security measures at school: Various years, 1999-2005


Security measure 1999 2001 2003 2005
         
Total 99.4 99.3 99.4
         
Metal detectors 9.0 8.7 10.1 10.7
Locker checks 53.3 53.5 53.0 52.9
One or more security cameras to monitor the school 38.5 47.9 57.6
Security guards and/or assigned police officers 54.1 63.6 69.6 67.9
Other school staff or other adult supervision in the hallway 85.4 88.3 90.6 89.8
A requirement that students wear badges or picture identification 21.2 22.5 24.7
A code of student conduct 95.1 95.3 95.1
Locked entrance or exit doors during the day 38.1 48.8 52.8 54.2
A requirement that visitors sign in 87.1 90.2 91.7 92.7
— Not available.
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. In 2005, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. For more information, please see appendix A. Population sizes for students ages 12–18 are 24,614,000 in 1999; 24,315,000 in 2001; 25,684,000 in 2003; and 25,811,000 in 2005.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1999–2005.
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