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Table 1.  Number and percentage of public primary 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 characteristics: School year 2003–04 (Table 1—Continued)


School characteristic    Violent incidents1    Serious violent incidents2 
Total number of schools Number of schools Percent of schools Number of incidents Rate per 1,000 students   Number of schools Percent of schools Number of incidents Rate per 1,000 students
All public schools  48,765 36,191 74 638,540 28   6,478 13 18,943 1
                     
Enrollment size                     
Less than 300  12,475 7,926 64 98,364 38   1,481 12 3,317 1
300–499  17,328 13,260 77 208,150 29   2,380 14 6,561 1
500–999  17,606 13,804 78 291,149 26   2,286 13 8,545 1
1,000 or more  1,356 1,201 89 40,878 27   331 24 519 0
                     
Urbanicity                     
City  13,576 11,288 83 210,087 30   1,757 13 4,394 1
Urban fringe  16,884 11,995 71 230,402 27   2,356 14 6,275 1
Town  5,124 4,088 80 63,106 30   779 15 4,991 2
Rural  13,181 8,819 67 134,946 29   1,587 12 3,283 1
                     
Crime level where students live5                     
High  4,007 3,718 93 106,796 55   964 24 3,327 2
Moderate  9,062 7,646 84 178,029 39   1,916 21 4,430 1
Low  29,169 19,695 68 257,093 20   2,413 8 8,356 1
Mixed  6,527 5,131 79 96,623 30   1,185 18 2,830 1
                     
Percent minority enrollment6                     
Less than 5 percent  9,175 5,966 65 81,687 25   927 10 2,680 1
5 to 20 percent  11,872 7,839 66 103,701 20   1,160 10 4,459 1
20 to 50 percent  10,897 8,385 77 139,228 27   1,647 15 4,279 1
50 percent or more  15,696 13,134 84 299,092 35   2,674 17 7,176 1
                     
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                     
0–20 percent  10,993 6,252 57 78,966 15   936 9 2,729 1
21–50 percent  15,854 11,797 74 191,435 27   1,722 11 6,479 1
More than 50 percent  21,918 18,143 83 368,139 36   3,820 17 9,735 1
                     
Percent of students below 15th percentile on standardized tests                     
0–5 percent  15,386 9,978 65 124,773 19   1,549 10 3,298 1
6–15 percent  20,407 15,383 75 285,203 30   2,521 12 9,361 1
More than 15 percent  12,972 10,830 83 228,565 35   2,408 19 6,284 1
                     
Percent of students likely to attend college                     
0–35 percent  16,258 12,604 78 263,634 36   2,662 16 6,348 1
36–60 percent  13,667 11,131 81 202,413 32   1,712 13 5,445 1
More than 60 percent  18,841 12,456 66 172,493 19   2,105 11 7,150 1
                     
Percent of students who consider academic achievement important                     
0–25 percent  4,141 3,746 90 87,012 51   942 23 2,481 2
26–50 percent  10,351 8,566 83 139,193 32   1,634 16 2,899 1
51–75 percent  13,426 10,211 76 213,760 34   2,073 15 6,557 1
More than 75 percent  20,848 13,668 66 198,576 20   1,829 9 7,005 1
                     
Percent male enrollment                     
0–44 percent  3,166 2,111 67 37,989 32   514 16 2,248 2
45–55 percent  39,312 29,683 76 527,417 28   5,277 13 15,056 1
More than 55 percent  6,287 4,397 70 73,134 27   687 11 1,639 1
                     
Student-to-teacher ratio7                     
Less than 12 students  21,112 14,635 69 263,835 33   2,791 13 7,024 1
12–16 students  18,758 14,455 77 245,390 26   2,071 11 8,107 1
More than 16 students  8,895 7,100 80 129,315 25   1,616 18 3,812 1
                     
Number of classroom changes8                     
0–3 changes  19,621 13,814 70 248,117 27   2,560 13 6,372 1
4–6 changes  23,610 17,960 76 313,623 29   3,085 13 9,986 1
More than 6 changes  5,535 4,417 80 76,800 31   834 15 2,585 1
                     
Regular use of law enforcement9                     
Regular use  16,493 12,565 76 259,040 30   2,949 18 8,463 1
No regular use  32,273 23,626 73 379,500 27   3,529 11 10,480 1
                     
Number of serious discipline problems10                     
No problems  34,176 23,433 69 310,637 20   3,098 9 7,137 0
1 problem  8,722 7,216 83 156,745 38   1,645 19 6,683 2
2 problems  3,595 3,383 94 86,454 55   938 26 1,514 1
3 or more problems  2,273 2,159 95 84,704 81   798 35 3,609 3
                     
Transfers as a percentage of enrollment11                     
0 to 6 percent  8,427 5,398 64 73,167 20   908 11 2,302 1
6 to 11 percent  10,534 6,957 66 95,496 19   1,025 10 2,715 1
11 to 21 percent  14,616 10,761 74 164,942 24   1,740 12 6,630 1
21 percent or more  15,189 13,075 86 304,936 44   2,805 18 7,295 1
                     
Prevalence of schoolwide disruptions12                     
No disruptions  47,232 34,863 74 607,277 28   6,293 13 18,376 1
Any disruptions  1,534 1,328 87 31,263 43   185 12 567 1
                     
Percent of students absent on a daily basis                     
0–2 percent  5,330 3,303 62 40,664 20   415 8 636 0
3–5 percent  29,826 22,043 74 332,545 24   3,656 12 12,136 1
6–10 percent  11,586 9,490 82 221,684 41   2,229 19 5,857 1
More than 10 percent  2,023 1,355 67 43,648 41   177 9 314 0
See notes at end of table.


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