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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010


Table 21.1.

Percentage of students ages 1218 who reported selected security measures at school: Various years, 19992007


Security measure 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007
           
Total 99.4 99.3 99.6 99.8
           
Metal detectors 9.0 8.7 10.1 10.7 10.1
Locker checks 53.3 53.5 53.0 53.2 53.6
One or more security cameras to monitor the school 38.5 47.9 57.9 66.0
Security guards and/or assigned police officers 54.1 63.6 69.6 68.3 68.8
Other school staff or other adult supervision in the hallway 85.4 88.3 90.6 90.1 90.0
A requirement that students wear badges or picture identification 21.2 22.5 24.9 24.3
A code of student conduct 95.1 95.3 95.5 95.9
Locked entrance or exit doors during the day 38.1 48.8 52.8 54.3 60.9
A requirement that visitors sign in 87.1 90.2 91.7 93.0 94.3
— Not available.
NOTE: Data for 2005 have been revised from previously published figures. “At school” includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. In 2005 and 2007, 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1999–2007.
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