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Table 1.  Number and percentage of public schools reporting incidents of crime that occurred at school, the number of incidents, and the rate of incidents per 1,000 students, by incident type and selected school characteristics: School year 2003–04 (Table 1—Continued)


School characteristic Violent incidents1 Serious violent incidents2
Total
number
of schools
Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate per
1,000
students
  Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate per
1,000
students
All public schools  80,454 65,523 81 1,553,291 33.3   14,719 18 55,193 1.2
                     
Level                    
Primary  48,765 36,191 74 638,540 28.2   6,478 13 18,943 0.8
Middle  14,493 13,558 94 515,827 52.7   3,533 24 15,704 1.6
High school  10,829 10,380 96 320,100 27.5   3,185 29 16,741 1.4
Combined  6,367 5,394 85 78,823 29.7   1,524 24 3,805 1.4
                     
Enrollment size                     
Less than 300  18,990 13,057 69 142,568 36.4   2,909 15 8,144 2.1
300–499  23,522 18,866 80 330,576 33.9   3,479 15 8,396 0.9
500–999  29,007 24,886 86 656,091 33.5   5,090 18 18,703 1.0
1,000 or more  8,935 8,714 98 424,056 31.6   3,241 36 19,950 1.5
                     
Urbanicity                     
City  20,058 17,600 88 487,124 35.9   4,306 21 20,355 1.5
Urban fringe  26,586 21,323 80 565,076 30.7   4,912 18 18,291 1.0
Town  9,645 8,377 87 159,286 32.1   1,853 19 8,106 1.6
Rural  24,164 18,223 75 341,805 35.1   3,648 15 8,441 0.9
                     
Crime level where
students live
                   
High  5,842 5,514 94 211,345 58.9   1,798 31 11,871 3.3
Moderate  15,478 13,896 90 484,959 48.4   4,061 26 14,904 1.5
Low  48,462 37,111 77 608,650 23.5   6,608 14 20,323 0.8
Mixed  10,672 9,002 84 248,337 34.8   2,253 21 8,094 1.1
                     
Percent minority
enrollment
                   
Less than 5 percent  17,078 12,661 74 193,459 27.1   2,659 16 6,192 0.9
5 to 20 percent  19,732 15,166 77 278,859 24.7   2,745 14 9,127 0.8
20 to 50 percent  17,685 14,947 85 354,246 32.0   3,409 19 10,898 1.0
50 percent or more  24,267 21,349 88 699,470 43.4   5,724 24 28,283 1.8
                     
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                   
0–20 percent  18,918 13,496 71 247,835 19.0   2,908 15 9,969 0.8
21–50 percent  28,617 23,479 82 527,171 32.5   4,642 16 17,072 1.1
More than 50 percent  32,919 28,548 87 778,286 44.5   7,169 22 28,152 1.6
                     
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                   
0–5 percent  23,265 17,178 74 272,784 21.3   3,180 14 8,476 0.7
6–15 percent  33,807 27,720 82 679,716 34.1   5,668 17 22,391 1.1
More than 15 percent  23,382 20,625 88 600,791 42.9   5,871 25 24,327 1.7
                     
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                   
0–35 percent  25,688 21,430 83 645,288 48.1   5,224 20 20,733 1.5
36–60 percent  22,474 19,594 87 446,347 34.0   3,734 17 12,713 1.0
More than 60 percent  32,292 24,499 76 461,657 22.9   5,761 18 21,747 1.1
                     
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                   
0–25 percent  8,231 7,541 92 250,147 62.5   1,862 23 7,394 1.8
26–50 percent  17,408 15,197 87 375,639 40.1   3,773 22 12,705 1.4
51–75 percent  23,302 19,503 84 481,796 34.5   4,675 20 18,524 1.3
More than 75 percent  31,513 23,281 74 445,708 23.0   4,410 14 16,571 0.9
                     
Percent male enrollment                     
0–44 percent  5,510 3,953 72 87,999 32.7   1,085 20 5,564 2.1
45–55 percent  65,981 54,860 83 1,335,974 33.5   12,420 19 44,105 1.1
More than 55 percent  8,964 6,711 75 129,317 31.7   1,214 14 5,525 1.4
                     
Student-to-teacher ratio                    
Less than 12 students  35,808 27,602 77 527,968 34.8   6,407 18 19,023 1.3
12–16 students  29,844 25,090 84 629,410 32.3   4,649 16 22,032 1.1
More than 16 students  14,803 12,831 87 395,913 32.9   3,663 25 14,138 1.2
                     
Number of classroom
changes
                   
0–3 changes  21,148 15,091 71 289,756 28.6   2,813 13 7,066 0.7
4–6 changes  37,246 30,627 82 748,234 33.9   7,239 19 29,163 1.3
More than 6 changes  22,061 19,805 90 515,300 35.6   4,668 21 18,964 1.3
                     
Regular use of law
enforcement10 
                   
Regular use  36,119 31,571 87 957,842 35.0   8,753 24 38,282 1.4
No regular use  44,335 33,952 77 595,449 30.8   5,966 13 16,911 0.9
                     
Number of serious
discipline problems11 
                   
No problems  51,764 39,035 75 628,434 22.6   6,414 12 17,715 0.6
1 problem  14,569 12,804 88 329,807 37.6   3,434 24 14,974 1.7
2 problems  7,607 7,303 96 252,836 50.5   2,189 29 6,044 1.2
3 or more problems  6,514 6,381 98 342,213 66.5   2,682 41 16,460 3.2
                     
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment12 
                   
0 to 6 percent  15,738 12,002 76 200,402 22.4   2,771 18 8,246 0.9
6 to 11 percent  17,428 13,298 76 267,139 27.9   2,843 16 10,187 1.1
11 to 21 percent  24,123 19,449 81 469,999 32.2   3,744 16 16,765 1.1
21 percent or more  23,165 20,775 90 615,750 45.3   5,361 23 19,996 1.5
                     
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions13 
                   
No disruptions  75,363 60,691 81 1,375,459 32.6   13,325 18 44,814 1.1
Any disruptions  5,091 4,832 95 177,832 39.9   1,395 27 10,379 2.3
                     
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                   
0–2 percent  7,861 5,335 68 79,413 23.3   894 11 2,251 0.7
3–5 percent  44,598 35,389 79 707,013 28.7   6,880 15 24,240 1.0
6–10 percent  23,637 21,252 90 643,607 41.1   5,812 25 21,904 1.4
More than 10 percent  4,358 3,548 81 123,257 41.3   1,134 26 6,797 2.3
See notes at end of table.


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