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Table 2.  Number and percentage of public primary 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 
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  13,601 28 63,542 3   3,711 8 5,970 0
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  2,209 18 16,496 6   634 5 1,139 0
300–499  4,929 28 19,109 3   1,281 7 1,707 0
500–999  5,726 33 24,350 2   1,565 9 2,792 0
1,000 or more  737 54 3,587 2   231 17 331 0
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  4,439 33 23,209 3   1,281 9 1,566 0
Urban fringe  4,496 27 21,608 3   1,374 8 2,307 0
Town  1,693 33 8,596 4   315 6 962 1
Rural  2,973 23 10,128 2   741 6 1,135 0
                   
Crime level where students live5                   
High  1,823 45 16,551 9   596 15 966 1
Moderate  3,373 37 16,741 4   1,232 14 2,158 1
Low  6,108 21 23,181 2   1,089 4 1,601 0
Mixed  2,297 35 7,068 2   793 12 1,245 0
                   
Percent minority enrollment6                   
                   
Less than 5 percent  2,167 24 10,487 3   403 4 403 0
5 to 20 percent  2,250 19 8,438 2   507 4 944 0
20 to 50 percent  3,416 31 10,880 2   900 8 1,215 0
50 percent or more  5,574 36 33,195 4   1,830 12 3,058 0
                   
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                   
                   
                   
0–20 percent  1,922 17 8,723 2   460 4 1,028 0
21–50 percent  4,134 26 14,190 2   853 5 969 0
More than 50 percent  7,544 34 40,628 4   2,399 11 3,973 0
                   
Percent of students below 15th percentile on standardized tests                   
                   
                   
0–5 percent  2,871 19 10,967 2   812 5 1,148 0
6–15 percent  5,486 27 21,662 2   1,027 5 1,557 0
More than 15 percent  5,245 40 30,913 5   1,872 14 3,265 1
                   
Percent of students likely to attend college                   
                   
0–35 percent  5,367 33 29,498 4   1,733 11 2,911 0
36–60 percent  3,970 29 20,118 3   860 6 1,314 0
More than 60 percent  4,264 23 13,926 2   1,118 6 1,745 0
                   
Percent of students who consider academic achievement important                   
                   
                   
0–25 percent  1,921 46 9,637 6   331 8 1,179 1
26–50 percent  3,457 33 19,450 4   1,318 13 1,695 0
51–75 percent  3,897 29 16,588 3   1,056 8 1,610 0
More than 75 percent  4,326 21 17,867 2   1,006 5 1,485 0
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  848 27 3,979 3   247 8 290 0
45–55 percent  10,761 27 51,646 3   3,126 8 5,004 0
More than 55 percent  1,993 32 7,917 3   338 5 676 0
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio7                   
Less than 12 students  5,711 27 29,757 4   1,412 7 2,513 0
12–16 students  5,080 27 21,908 2   1,219 7 1,680 0
More than 16 students  2,810 32 11,877 2   1,079 12 1,777 0
                   
Number of classroom changes8                   
                   
0–3 changes  5,059 26 22,487 3   1,626 8 2,727 0
4–6 changes  6,605 28 25,816 2   1,617 7 2,607 0
More than 6 changes  1,937 35 15,238 6   467 8 635 0
                   
Regular use of law enforcement9                   
                   
Regular use  6,051 37 33,197 4   1,781 11 2,926 0
No regular use  7,550 23 30,345 2   1,929 6 3,044 0
                   
Number of serious discipline problems10                   
                   
No problems  7,961 23 31,147 2   1,959 6 3,044 0
1 problem  2,822 32 10,905 3   826 9 1,290 0
2 problems  1,526 42 13,409 9   603 17 749 1
3 or more problems  1,292 57 8,082 8   323 14 886 1
                   
Transfers as a percentage of enrollment11                    
                   
0 to 6 percent  1,446 17 5,332 1   299 4 299 0
6 to 11 percent  2,133 20 8,143 2   603 6 790 0
11 to 21 percent  4,155 28 16,720 2   990 7 1,954 0
21 percent or more  5,867 39 33,346 5   1,819 12 2,928 0
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide disruptions12                   
                   
No disruptions  13,043 28 59,710 3   3,583 8 5,603 0
Any disruptions  558 36 3,832 5   127 8 367 1
                   
Percent of students absent on a daily basis                   
                   
0–2 percent  1,176 22 5,921 3   181 3 181 0
3–5 percent  7,327 25 28,648 2   1,936 6 3,187 0
6–10 percent  4,469 39 26,042 5   1,498 13 2,449 1
More than 10 percent  630 31 2,930 3   97 5 153 0
See notes at end of table.


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