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Table 2.  Number and percentage of public schools reporting incidents of crime that occurred at school to police, the number of incidents reported to police, and the rate of incidents reported to police per 1,000 students, by incident type and selected school characteristics: School year 2003–04 (Table 2—Continued)


School characteristic Violent incidents reported to police1 Serious violent incidents reported to police2
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  35,115 44 387,816 8.3   10,666 13 31,020 0.7
                   
Level                  
Primary  13,601 28 63,542 2.8   3,711 8 5,970 0.3
Middle  9,693 67 143,079 14.6   2,971 20 9,186 0.9
High school  8,521 79 155,388 13.4   2,936 27 13,981 1.2
Combined  3,300 52 25,807 9.7   1,048 16 1,884 0.7
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  5,009 26 28,429 7.3   1,678 9 3,186 0.8
300–499  8,852 38 53,061 5.4   2,197 9 3,173 0.3
500–999  13,940 48 139,944 7.1   3,934 14 9,396 0.5
1,000 or more  7,315 82 166,382 12.4   2,857 32 15,265 1.1
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  9,482 47 123,499 9.1   3,443 17 12,058 0.9
Urban fringe  11,704 44 144,500 7.8   3,606 14 11,184 0.6
Town  5,045 52 46,447 9.4   1,260 13 3,349 0.7
Rural  8,884 37 73,369 7.5   2,357 10 4,430 0.5
                   
Crime level where
students live
                 
High  3,346 57 58,845 16.4   1,319 23 7,053 2.0
Moderate  8,209 53 115,770 11.5   3,064 20 8,485 0.8
Low  18,293 38 149,075 5.7   4,559 9 10,506 0.4
Mixed  5,267 49 64,125 9.0   1,724 16 4,976 0.7
                   
Percent minority
enrollment
                 
Less than 5 percent  6,881 40 43,234 6.1   1,816 11 2,697 0.4
5 to 20 percent  7,352 37 69,050 6.1   1,763 9 4,312 0.4
20 to 50 percent  8,290 47 91,172 8.2   2,478 14 5,985 0.5
50 percent or more  12,139 50 178,847 11.1   4,426 18 17,354 1.1
                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                 
0–20 percent  7,472 39 81,963 6.3   2,173 11 6,669 0.5
21–50 percent  12,759 45 127,391 7.9   3,454 12 7,893 0.5
More than 50 percent  14,884 45 178,461 10.2   5,039 15 16,458 0.9
                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                 
0–5 percent  7,846 34 68,157 5.3   2,190 9 4,959 0.4
6–15 percent  14,525 43 151,402 7.6   3,705 11 10,212 0.5
More than 15 percent  12,744 55 168,257 12.0   4,772 20 15,849 1.1
                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                 
0–35 percent  12,045 47 151,174 11.3   3,989 16 13,057 1.0
36–60 percent  10,234 46 111,085 8.5   2,681 12 6,775 0.5
More than 60 percent  12,836 40 125,557 6.2   3,996 12 11,189 0.6
                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                 
0–25 percent  4,735 58 55,184 13.8   1,168 14 4,341 1.1
26–50 percent  8,312 48 103,843 11.1   3,006 17 8,523 0.9
51–75 percent  10,960 47 116,062 8.3   3,369 14 9,814 0.7
More than 75 percent  11,108 35 112,727 5.8   3,123 10 8,343 0.4
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  2,214 40 25,930 9.6   789 14 3,022 1.1
45–55 percent  29,252 44 332,549 8.3   9,059 14 24,987 0.6
More than 55 percent  3,649 41 29,337 7.2   818 9 3,012 0.7
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio                  
Less than 12 students  14,864 42 124,703 8.2   4,347 12 10,791 0.7
12–16 students  13,142 44 158,805 8.1   3,468 12 10,678 0.5
More than 16 students  7,109 48 104,308 8.7   2,851 19 9,551 0.8
                   
Number of classroom
changes
                 
0–3 changes  5,852 28 32,623 3.2   1,839 9 3,261 0.3
4–6 changes  15,700 42 184,413 8.3   4,956 13 16,114 0.7
More than 6 changes  13,563 61 170,780 11.8   3,870 18 11,646 0.8
                   
Regular use of law
enforcement10 
                 
Regular use  21,255 59 305,662 11.2   6,861 19 24,418 0.9
No regular use  13,860 31 82,154 4.2   3,804 9 6,602 0.3
                   
Number of serious
discipline problems11 
                 
No problems  18,632 36 141,258 5.1   4,712 9 10,832 0.4
1 problem  6,870 47 63,930 7.3   2,325 16 5,977 0.7
2 problems  4,851 64 74,925 15.0   1,662 22 3,773 0.8
3 or more problems  4,762 73 107,703 20.9   1,967 30 10,438 2.0
                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment12 
                 
0 to 6 percent  6,040 38 45,764 5.1   1,786 11 4,392 0.5
6 to 11 percent  6,476 37 60,934 6.4   2,109 12 6,455 0.7
11 to 21 percent  10,424 43 118,315 8.1   2,754 11 9,269 0.6
21 percent or more  12,175 53 162,803 12.0   4,017 17 10,904 0.8
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions13 
                 
No disruptions  31,615 42 313,216 7.4   9,420 12 23,310 0.6
Any disruptions  3,500 69 74,600 16.7   1,246 24 7,710 1.7
                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                 
0–2 percent  2,427 31 17,564 5.2   539 7 1,214 0.4
3–5 percent  16,897 38 152,309 6.2   4,617 10 10,939 0.4
6–10 percent  13,700 58 183,148 11.7   4,728 20 14,590 0.9
More than 10 percent  2,090 48 34,796 11.7   782 18 4,277 1.4
See notes at end of table.


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