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Table 190. Percentage of public schools recording and reporting to the police at least one crime incident that occurred at school, by type of incident: Selected years, 1999–2000 through 2009-10 through 2009–10
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Type of incident Recording incidents Reporting incidents to police
1999–2000 2003–04 2005–06 2007–08 2009–10 1999–2000 2003–04 2005–06 2007–08 2009–10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total 86.4   (1.23) 88.5 (0.85) 85.7 (1.07) 85.5   (0.87) 85.0 (1.07) 62.5   (1.37) 65.2 (1.35) 60.9 (1.15) 62.0   (1.24) 60.0 (1.58)
Violent incidents 71.4   (1.37) 81.4 (1.05) 77.7 (1.11) 75.5   (1.09) 73.8 (1.07) 36.0   (1.26) 43.6 (1.15) 37.7 (1.09) 37.8   (1.16) 39.9 (1.13)
Serious violent incidents 19.7   (0.98) 18.3 (0.99) 17.1 (0.91) 17.2   (1.06) 16.4 (0.94) 14.8   (0.82) 13.3 (0.88) 12.6 (0.70) 12.6   (0.86) 10.4 (0.62)
Rape or attempted rape 0.7   (0.10) 0.8 (0.17) 0.3 (0.07) 0.8   (0.17) 0.5 (0.10) 0.6   (0.10) 0.8 (0.17) 0.3 (0.07) 0.8   (0.17) 0.5 (0.10)
Sexual battery other than rape 2.5   (0.33) 3.0 (0.32) 2.8 (0.24) 2.5   (0.33) 2.3 (0.34) 2.3   (0.34) 2.6 (0.28) 2.6 (0.26) 2.1   (0.29) 1.4 (0.20)
Physical attack or fight with weapon 5.2   (0.60) 4.0 (0.46) 3.0 (0.38) 3.0   (0.33) 3.9 (0.48) 3.9   (0.50) 2.8 (0.38) 2.2 (0.27) 2.1   (0.27) 2.2 (0.32)
Threat of attack with weapon 11.1   (0.70) 8.6 (0.71) 8.8 (0.66) 9.3   (0.77) 7.7 (0.72) 8.5   (0.59) 6.0 (0.55) 5.9 (0.49) 5.7   (0.59) 4.5 (0.43)
Robbery with weapon 0.5 ! (0.15) 0.6 (0.15) 0.4 (0.12) 0.4 ! (0.14) 0.2 (0.05) 0.3 ! (0.09) 0.6 (0.15) 0.4 (0.12) 0.4 ! (0.14) 0.2 (0.05)
Robbery without weapon 5.3   (0.56) 6.3 (0.60) 6.4 (0.59) 5.2   (0.56) 4.4 (0.49) 3.4   (0.41) 4.2 (0.51) 4.9 (0.48) 4.1   (0.42) 3.5 (0.40)
Physical attack or fight without weapon 63.7   (1.52) 76.7 (1.21) 74.3 (1.20) 72.7   (1.07) 70.5 (1.11) 25.8   (0.91) 35.6 (0.98) 29.2 (1.00) 28.2   (0.90) 34.3 (0.90)
Threat of attack without weapon 52.2   (1.47) 53.0 (1.34) 52.2 (1.27) 47.8   (1.19) 46.4 (1.33) 18.9   (0.94) 21.0 (0.82) 19.7 (0.69) 19.5   (0.76) 15.2 (0.79)
                                                 
Theft/larceny1 45.6   (1.37) 46.0 (1.29) 46.0 (1.07) 47.3   (1.29) 44.1 (1.31) 28.5   (1.04) 30.5 (1.17) 27.9 (0.97) 31.0   (1.12) 25.4 (1.01)
                                                 
Other incidents 72.7   (1.30) 64.0 (1.27) 68.2 (1.07) 67.4   (1.13) 68.1 (1.12) 52.0   (1.14) 50.0 (1.18) 50.6 (1.00) 48.7   (1.17) 46.3 (1.23)
Possession of firearm/explosive device 5.5   (0.44) 6.1 (0.49) 7.2 (0.60) 4.7   (0.38) 4.7 (0.52) 4.5   (0.41) 4.9 (0.44) 5.5 (0.51) 3.6   (0.32) 3.1 (0.39)
Possession of knife or sharp object 42.6   (1.28) (†) 42.8 (1.23) 40.6   (1.10) 39.7 (1.06) 23.0   (0.84) (†) 25.0 (1.00) 23.3   (0.69) 20.0 (0.88)
Distribution of illegal drugs 12.3   (0.50) 12.9 (0.55) (†)   (†) (†) 11.4   (0.48) 12.4 (0.57) (†)   (†) (†)
Possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs 26.6   (0.72) 29.3 (0.87) (†)   (†) (†) 22.2   (0.67) 26.0 (0.76) (†)   (†) (†)
Distribution, possession, or use of illegal drugs   (†) (†) 25.9 (0.68) 23.2   (0.68) 24.6 (0.57)   (†) (†) 22.8 (0.62) 20.7   (0.60) 21.4 (0.57)
Inappropriate distribution, possession, or use
     of prescription drugs
  (†) (†) (†)   (†) 12.1 (0.47)   (†) (†) (†)   (†) 9.6 (0.42)
Distribution, possession, or use of alcohol   (†) (†) 16.2 (0.68) 14.9   (0.57) 14.1 (0.50)   (†) (†) 11.6 (0.61) 10.6   (0.55) 10.0 (0.41)
Student sexual harassment of other students 36.3   (1.26) (†) (†)   (†) (†) 14.7   (0.78) (†) (†)   (†) (†)
Vandalism 51.4   (1.61) 51.4 (1.17) 50.5 (1.17) 49.3   (1.16) 45.8 (1.12) 32.7   (1.10) 34.3 (1.06) 31.9 (1.02) 30.8   (1.18) 26.8 (1.09)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Theft/larceny (taking things worth over $10 without personal confrontation) includes pocket picking, stealing a purse or backpack (if left unattended or if no force was used to take it from owner), theft from a building, theft from a motor vehicle or of motor vehicle parts or accessories, theft of bicycles, theft from vending machines, and all other types of thefts.
NOTE: “At school” was defined to include activities that happen in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places holding school-sponsored events or activities. Includes incidents that occurred before, during, or after normal school hours or when school activities or events were in session.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08, and 2009–10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. (This table was prepared October 2012.)
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