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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 2005–06 (Table 1—Continued)

    Violent incidents1   Serious violent incidents2
School characteristic Total
number
of schools
Num-
ber of schools
  Per-
cent of schools
  Num-
ber of incidents
  Rate per 1000 students   Num-
of schools
  Per-
cent of schools
  Num-
ber of incidents
  Rate per 1000 students  
All public schools  83,200 64,700   78   1,489,400   31   14,300   17   59,100   1  
                                   
Level5                                   
Primary  48,600 32,700   67   561,700   25   5,300   11   19,300 ! 1 !
Middle  15,500 14,700   94   522,200   52   3,900   25   18,900   2  
High school  11,700 11,100   95   313,500   26   3,700   32   17,500   1  
Combined  7,400 6,200   84   92,000   29   1,300   17   3,500   1  
                                   
Enrollment size                                   
Less than 300  20,800 13,300   64   148,400   34   2,400   11      
300–499  23,800 18,400   77   325,000   34   2,800   12   6,800   1  
500–999  29,300 24,000   82   609,700   31   5,600   19   21,100   1  
1,000 or more  9,300 9,000   96   406,400   29   3,500   37   19,100   1  
                                   
Urbanicity                                   
City  21,000 17,300   82   547,400   38   5,000   24   29,800   2  
Urban fringe  27,600 21,600   78   524,700   27   4,400   16   16,800   1  
Town  8,200 6,700   82   129,400   32   1,200   15   3,700   1  
Rural  26,400 19,100   72   287,900   29   3,600   14   8,800   1  
                                   
Crime level where
    students live6
                                 
High  6,500 5,700   88   269,000   68   2,200   34   18,400 ! 5 !
Moderate  15,900 13,500   85   388,800   40   3,200   20   14,100   1  
Low  50,300 36,600   73   614,200   23   6,700   13   18,200   1  
Mixed  10,500 8,900   84   217,500   32   2,100   20   8,300   1  
                                   
Percent minority
    enrollment7
                                 
Less than 5 percent  16,600 11,800   72   174,000   27   2,200   13   5,700   1  
5 to 20 percent  20,600 15,100   74   269,900   23   3,200   16   11,100   1  
20 to 50 percent  18,600 14,800   80   326,200   28   3,100   17   15,700 ! 1 !
50 percent or more  25,600 21,200   83   677,500   40   5,500   22   25,700   2  
                                   
Percent of students
    eligible for free
    or reduced-price
    lunch
                                 
0–20 percent  19,200 13,100   68   209,600   16   2,400   13   7,100   1  
21–50 percent  27,600 22,000   80   501,700   30   5,300   19   16,400   1  
More than 50 percent  36,400 29,600   81   778,100   42   6,500   18   35,600   2  
                                   
Percent of students
    below 15th per-
    centile on stan-
    dardized tests
                                 
0–5 percent  29,500 20,500   70   343,100   22   3,800   13   11,500   1  
6–15 percent  32,800 25,900   79   546,100   28   5,400   16   18,300   1  
More than 15 percent  20,900 18,200   87   600,200   46   5,100   24   29,300   2  
                                   
Percent of students
    likely to attend
    college
                                 
0–35 percent  22,700 19,300   85   539,000   47   4,900   22   25,900   2  
36–60 percent  24,900 19,100   77   448,300   32   4,300   17   16,600   1  
More than 60 percent  35,600 26,300   74   502,200   23   5,000   14   16,500   1  
                                   
Percent of students
    who consider
    academic achieve-
    ment important
                                 
0–25 percent  5,800 4,800   84   170,700   58   1,500   27   9,600   3  
26–50 percent  15,900 13,400   84   323,500   38   3,300   21   10,500   1  
51–75 percent  24,300 20,400   84   485,200   35   4,800   20   16,100   1  
More than 75 percent  37,200 26,000   70   510,000   23   4,600   12   22,900   1  
                                   
Percent male enrollment                                   
0–44 percent  5,600 4,100   73   92,100   31   700   12   5,600   2  
45–55 percent  68,300 54,200   79   1,270,300   31   12,000   18   46,100   1  
More than 55 percent  9,300 6,400   69   127,000   33   1,600   17   7,300   2  
                                   
Student-to-FTE ratio8                                  
Less than 12 students  42,200 30,800   73   598,300   33   6,000   14   22,100   1  
12–16 students  27,000 22,200   82   550,700   31   4,600   17   23,800   1  
More than 16 students  14,000 11,600   83   340,400   29   3,600   26   13,200   1  
                                   
Number of class-
    room changes9
                                 
0–3 changes  22,400 14,100   63   233,100   22   2,600   12      
4–6 changes  35,900 28,900   80   696,300   31   6,600   18   24,100   1  
More than 6 changes  24,900 21,700   87   560,000   38   5,000   20   22,400   2  
                                   
Regular use of law
    enforcement10
                                 
Regular use  34,700 30,400   88   931,600   34   8,600   25   37,000   1  
No regular use  48,600 34,300   71   557,800   27   5,600   12   22,100   1  
                                   
Number of serious
    discipline pro-
    blems11
                                 
No problems  56,300 39,800   71   611,700   21   6,500   11   16,200   1  
1 problem  13,100 11,600   88   288,100   36   2,800   21   10,900   1  
2 problems  7,000 6,900   99   225,700   46   2,100   31   9,100   2  
3 or more problems  6,800 6,400   94   364,000   69   2,900   42   22,800   4  
                                   
Transfers as a per-
    centage of enroll-
    ment12
                                 
0 to 6 percent  15,900 10,200   64   179,900   20   2,200   14   9,600   1  
6 to 11 percent  17,800 13,300   75   236,500   24   2,800   16   8,100   1  
11 to 21 percent  22,400 17,900   80   400,200   31   4,100   18   15,600   1  
21 percent or more  27,100 23,200   86   672,800   43   5,100   19   25,700   2  
                                   
Prevalence of school-
    wide disruptions13
                                 
No disruptions  77,800 59,400   76   1,292,400   30   12,500   16   48,000   1  
Any disruptions  5,500 5,300   97   197,000   45   1,800   32   11,000   3  
                                   
Percent of students
    absent on a
    daily basis
                                 
0–2 percent  8,600 5,400   63   86,200   21   1,100   13   2,300   1  
3–5 percent  43,600 33,500   77   624,400   26   6,200   14   18,700   1  
6–10 percent  24,500 21,100   86   613,700   39   5,200   21   29,500   2  
More than 10 percent  6,500 4,800   73   165,000   43   1,800   28   8,600   2  
See notes at end of table.


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