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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011
NCES 2012-002
February 2012


Table 21.1.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported selected security measures at school: Various years, 1999–2009


Security measure 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009
Total 99.4 99.3 99.6 99.8 99.3
             
Metal detectors 9.0 8.7 10.1 10.7 10.1 10.6
Locker checks 53.3 53.5 53.0 53.2 53.6 53.8
One or more security cameras to monitor the school 38.5 47.9 57.9 66.0 70.0
Security guards and/or assigned police officers 54.1 63.6 69.6 68.3 68.8 68.1
Other school staff or other adult supervision in the hallway 85.4 88.3 90.6 90.1 90.0 90.6
A requirement that students wear badges or picture identification 21.2 22.5 24.9 24.3 23.4
A code of student conduct 95.1 95.3 95.5 95.9 95.6
Locked entrance or exit doors during the day 38.1 48.8 52.8 54.3 60.9 64.3
A requirement that visitors sign in 87.1 90.2 91.7 93.0 94.3 94.3
— 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1999–2009.
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