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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 200708 (Table 2—Continued)

Violent incidents reported to police1 Serious violent incidents reported to police2
School characteristic 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  31,410   38   302,600   6     10,420   13   29,400   1    
                                     
Level5                                    
Primary  9,840   20   49,700   2     3,500   7   5,400   #    
Middle  9,850   64   107,300   11     2,740   18   10,900   1    
High school  8,890   75   131,400   11     3,140   26   11,500   1    
Combined  2,840   43   14,100   5     1,040   16   1,600 ! 1    
                                     
Enrollment size                                     
Less than 300  4,450   23   18,000   5     1,390   7   2,200   1    
300–499  6,660   27   34,100   3     1,960   8   3,300   #    
500–999  13,000   43   110,100   5     4,180   14   10,200   1    
1,000 or more  7,290   78   140,300   10     2,890   31   13,700   1    
                                     
Urbanicity                                     
City  9,600   45   123,800   9     3,440   16   13,300   1    
Suburb  8,230   34   82,800   5     2,920   12   7,500   #    
Town  4,800   41   38,800   6     1,370   12   3,700   1    
Rural  8,780   34   57,200   5     2,690   10   4,900   #    
                                     
Crime level where
    students live6
                                   
High  2,860   46   35,300   10     1,020   16   5,000 ! 1 !  
Moderate  8,010   47   96,500   9     2,980   17   8,500   1    
Low  16,030   33   106,700   4     4,830   10   10,000   #    
Mixed  4,510   43   64,100   9     1,590   15   5,900   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  4,400   32   21,000   4     1,460   11   2,800   1    
5 to less than                                     
20 percent  7,530   35   55,200   5     2,090   10   4,400   #    
20 to less than                                     
50 percent  7,550   37   81,300   6     2,340   12   5,500   #    
50 percent or more  11,930   43   145,100   8     4,540   16   16,600   1    
                                     
Percent of students
   eligible for free or
   reduced-price lunch
                                   
0–20 percent  5,790   33   45,900   4     1,940   11   4,300   #    
21–50 percent  10,750   36   109,500   6     3,480   12   8,600   #    
More than 50 percent  14,870   42   147,200   8     5,010   14   16,500   1    
                                     
Percent of students
    below 15th per-
    centile on stan-
    dardized tests
                                   
0–5 percent  8,480   29   68,900   4     2,860   10   6,300   #    
6–15 percent  12,890   39   118,400   6     4,310   13   11,600   1    
More than 15 percent  10,040   48   115,200   9     3,250   15   11,500   1    
                                     
Percent of students
    likely to attend
    college
                                   
0–35 percent  9,490   45   94,300   9     3,150   15   9,700   1    
36–60 percent  9,260   41   88,900   7     2,930   13   9,200   1    
More than 60 percent  12,660   32   119,300   5     4,350   11   10,500   #    
                                     
Percent of students
    who consider
    academic achieve-
    ment important
                                   
0–25 percent  2,830   52   31,900   12     1,020   19   2,700   1    
26–50 percent  6,750   48   66,300   9     2,530   18   7,700   1    
51–75 percent  9,960   40   102,400   7     2,830   11   10,200   1    
More than 75 percent  11,880   31   102,000   4     4,050   10   8,800   #    
                                     
Percent male enrollment                                     
0–44 percent  2,750   35   28,900   8     710   9   4,000 ! 1 !  
45–55 percent  25,650   39   248,100   6     8,740   13   21,900   1    
More than 55 percent  3,010   30   25,500   5     980   10   3,400   1    
                                     
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                     
Less than 12 students  14,460   34   119,000   6     4,770   11   10,700   1    
12–16 students  11,570   41   113,600   6     3,760   13   12,500   1    
More than 16 students  5,380   44   69,900   7     1,890   15   6,200   1    
                                     
Number of classroom
    changes8 
                                   
0–3 changes  4,930   22   27,100   3     1,480   7   3,200   #    
4–6 changes  13,160   37   150,600   7     4,620   13   15,100   1    
More than 6 changes  13,320   54   124,900   8     4,320   17   11,200   1    
                                     
Regular use of law
    enforcement9 
                                   
Regular use  20,750   54   255,900   9     7,530   20   25,100   1    
No regular use  10,660   24   46,700   2     2,890   6   4,300   #    
                                     
Number of serious
    discipline problems10 
                                   
No problems  16,620   29   129,100   4     4,580   8   9,800   #    
1 problem  8,130   50   68,300   7     3,180   20   8,200   1    
2 problems  3,240   62   41,400   12     1,240   24   3,300   1    
3 or more problems  3,410   71   63,700   16     1,420   30   8,200   2    
                                     
Transfers as a percentage
    of enrollment11 
                                   
Less than 6 percent  6,140   33   46,000   4     2,380   13   4,600   #    
6 to less than 11 percent  6,260   38   51,200   5     1,820   11   6,600   1    
11 to less than 21 percent  9,550   38   95,700   7     3,130   12   8,400   1    
21 percent or more  9,470   42   109,700   8     3,100   14   9,800   1    
                                     
Prevalence of schoolwide
    disruptions12 
                                   
No disruptions  27,150   35   247,900   6     8,660   11   21,900   1    
Any disruptions  4,260   69   54,700   10     1,770   28   7,500   1    
                                     
Percent of students
    absent on a daily basis 
                                   
0–2 percent  2,020   26   11,600   3     690 ! 9 ! 1,300 ! #    
3–5 percent  14,260   32   113,400   5     4,520   10   11,200   #    
6–10 percent  12,170   47   138,200   9     4,130   16   12,300   1    
More than 10 percent  2,960   58   39,400   12     1,080   21   4,700   1    
See notes at end of table.


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