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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 200708 (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 1,000 students     Num-
of schools
  Per-
cent of schools
  Num-
ber of incidents
  Rate per 1,000 students  
All public schools  83,000 62,600   75   1,332,400   28     14,300   17   58,300   1  
                                     
Level5                                     
Primary  49,200 32,000   65   588,700   26     6,400   13   24,000   1  
Middle  15,300 14,400   94   400,900   41     3,400   22   18,600   2  
High school  11,900 11,200   94   277,200   22     3,400   29   14,100   1  
Combined  6,600 5,000   76   65,700   25     1,100   16   1,700   1  
                                     
Enrollment size                                     
Less than 300  19,200 11,600   61   137,700   34     2,400   12   7,300 ! 2 !
300–499  24,300 16,800   69   242,600   24     2,800   11   7,800   1  
500–999  30,200 25,200   83   601,700   30     6,000   20   24,400   1  
1,000 or more  9,300 9,000   97   350,400   25     3,200   34   18,800   1  
                                     
Urbanicity                                     
City  21,300 17,500   82   494,800   36     4,300   20   26,800   2  
Suburb  23,900 17,600   74   380,600   23     4,200   17   15,500   1  
Town  11,800 9,400   80   158,700   26     2,100   18   7,200   1  
Rural  26,000 18,100   70   298,300   26     3,700   14   8,800   1  
                                     
Crime level where
    students live6
                                   
High  6,200 5,300   85   207,000   59     1,500   25   13,800 ! 4 !
Moderate  17,100 14,100   83   394,700   38     3,900   23   17,200   2  
Low  49,200 34,800   71   523,100   20     6,700   14   16,700   1  
Mixed  10,500 8,400   79   207,600   28     2,100   20   10,600   1  
                                     
Percent of combined Black/African
    American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian,
    Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific
    Islander, and American Indian/
    Alaska Native students
                                   
Less than 5 percent  13,700 9,100   67   116,500   22     2,100   15   4,600   1  
5 to less than 20 percent  21,400 15,500   73   226,100   19     2,900   14   7,400   1  
20 to less than 50 percent  20,300 15,700   77   349,600   27     3,100   15   10,500   1  
50 percent or more  27,600 22,300   81   640,300   37     6,200   22   35,800   2  
                                     
Percent of students
   eligible for free or
   reduced-price lunch
                                   
0–20 percent  17,700 11,600   66   159,800   13     2,600   15   6,100   1  
21–50 percent  30,000 22,700   76   434,600   25     4,700   16   15,400   1  
More than 50 percent  35,300 28,300   80   738,000   40     7,000   20   36,800   2  
                                     
Percent of students
   below 15th per-
   centile on stan-
    dardized tests
                                   
0–5 percent  28,900 19,800   69   307,000   20     3,800   13   10,500   1  
6–15 percent  33,000 25,500   77   543,600   28     5,900   18   20,600   1  
More than 15 percent  21,100 17,300   82   481,700   38     4,600   22   27,200   2  
                                     
Percent of students
    likely to attend
    college
                                   
0–35 percent  20,900 16,900   81   446,100   42     4,300   21   21,300   2  
36–60 percent  22,400 18,500   83   407,300   32     3,900   17   17,200   1  
More than 60 percent  39,700 27,300   69   479,000   19     6,000   15   19,800   1  
                                     
Percent of students
    who consider
    academic achieve-
    ment important
                                   
0–25 percent  5,500 4,500   82   148,000   54     1,200   21   7,900 ! 3 !
26–50 percent  14,000 12,100   86   291,600   39     3,500   25   13,600   2  
51–75 percent  24,700 19,900   81   426,800   30     4,100   17   18,100   1  
More than 75 percent  38,800 26,200   67   466,000   20     5,500   14   18,600   1  
                                     
Percent male enrollment                                     
0–44 percent  7,900 5,400   68   95,900   26     1,000   13   5,400 ! 1 !
45–55 percent  65,000 50,000   77   1,083,600   27     12,000   19   47,000   1  
More than 55 percent  10,100 7,200   72   152,900   33     1,200   12   5,900   1  
                                     
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                     
Less than 12 students  42,200 30,300   72   563,400   29     6,500   15   25,100   1  
12–16 students  28,500 22,300   78   494,600   26     5,100   18   20,700   1  
More than 16 students  12,300 10,100   82   274,400   29     2,700   22   12,500   1  
                                     
Number of classroom
    changes8 
                                   
0–3 changes  22,100 13,700   62   277,500   28     2,600   12   11,534 ! 1 !
4–6 changes  36,000 27,200   75   585,400   26     6,400   18   29,200   1  
More than 6 changes  24,800 21,800   88   469,500   30     5,300   21   17,600   1  
                                     
Regular use of law
    enforcement9 
                                   
Regular use  38,400 32,300   84   843,500   29     9,000   23   44,600   2  
No regular use  44,600 30,300   68   488,900   26     5,300   12   13,700   1  
                                     
Number of serious
    discipline problems10 
                                   
No problems  56,800 38,500   68   600,500   20     6,600   12   18,200   1  
1 problem  16,200 14,700   91   350,100   34     4,200   26   15,000   1  
2 problems  5,200 4,800   92   145,400   40     1,600   31   6,800   2  
3 or more problems  4,800 4,600   96   236,300   61     1,800   37   18,400   5  
                                     
Transfers as a percentage
    of enrollment11 
                                   
Less than 6 percent  18,400 12,900   70   173,200   16     3,100   17   7,400   1  
6 to less than 11 percent  16,600 12,300   74   210,100   22     2,800   17   11,000   1  
11 to less than 21 percent  25,400 19,200   75   408,500   28     4,100   16   17,800   1  
21 percent or more  22,600 18,200   80   540,600   41     4,300   19   22,200   2  
                                     
Prevalence of schoolwide
    disruptions12 
                                   
No disruptions  76,800 56,800   74   1,145,000   27     12,100   16   43,300   1  
Any disruptions  6,200 5,800   94   187,400   36     2,200   36   15,100   3  
                                     
Percent of students
    absent on a daily basis 
                                   
0–2 percent  7,900 5,500   70   85,100   22     1,000   13      
3–5 percent  44,300 31,700   71   599,100   24     6,600   15   23,600   1  
6–10 percent  25,800 21,200   82   521,200   33     5,500   21   23,500   2  
More than 10 percent  5,100 4,300   84   127,000   40     1,300   25   5,700   2  
See notes at end of table.


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