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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009


Figure 7.1.

Percentage of public schools reporting selected discipline problems that occurred at school, by school level: School year 200708


Percentage of public schools reporting selected discipline problems that occurred at school, by school level: School year 200708
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Includes schools that reported the activity happens either at least once a week or daily.
2 Includes schools that reported the activity has happened at all at their school during the school year.
NOTE: 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. Combined schools include all other combinations of grades, including K–12 schools. Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. "At school" was defined for respondents to include activities that happen in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that hold school-sponsored events or activities. Respondents were instructed to respond only for those times that were during normal school hours or when school activities or events were in session, unless the survey specified otherwise.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2007–08 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2008.
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