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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 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 1,000 students   Num-
of schools
  Per-
cent of schools
  Num-
ber of incidents
  Rate per 1,000 students  
All public schools  48,560 32,690   67   561,730   25   5,340   11   19,260 ! 1 !
                                   
Enrollment size                                   
Less than 300  12,400 6,330   51   70,990   29   1,050   8      
300–499  17,360 12,610   73   216,570   31   1,570   9   3,340   #  
500–999  17,560 12,750   73   249,510   21   2,550   15   7,210   1  
1,000 or more  1,240 990   80   24,650 ! 18 ! 170   14 ! 170 ! #  
                                   
Urbanicity                                   
City  14,130 10,730   76   228,480   32   2,490   18   13,600 ! 2 !
Urban fringe  17,310 11,850   68   197,890   21   1,560   9   3,020   #  
Town  4,360 3,040   70   40,830   24   320   7 !    
Rural  12,760 7,080   55   94,530   23   970   8   2,000 ! #  
                                   
Crime level where
students live5 
                                 
High  4,350 3,600   83   126,630   58   1,200   28      
Moderate  10,000 7,940   79   155,190   32   1,370   14   4,380   1 !
Low  28,820 17,110   59   230,280   18   2,200   8   4,060   #  
Mixed  5,390 4,050   75   49,630   19   570   11 !    
                                   
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                                 
Less than 5 percent  8,600 4,870   57   59,980   22   710   8 ! 1,530 ! 1 !
5 to less than
20 percent 
11,490 6,730   59   96,170   19   1,050   9   3,130 ! 1 !
20 to less than
50 percent 
10,640 7,210   68   106,980   21   980   9      
50 percent or more  16,930 13,150   78   288,120   32   2,550   15   6,250   1  
                                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                                 
0–20 percent  10,720 5,340   50   69,100   14   530   5   820 ! #  
21–50 percent  14,230 9,510   67   134,050   21   1,770   12   4,020   1  
More than 50 percent  23,620 17,840   76   358,580   34   3,040   13   14,420 ! 1 !
                                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                                 
0–5 percent  18,320 10,580   58   141,810   18   1,350   7   2,040   #  
6–15 percent  18,940 12,980   69   185,560   21   1,760   9   5,700   1 !
More than 15 percent  11,300 9,130   81   234,360   43   2,230   20      
                                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                                 
0–35 percent  14,310 11,370   79   251,220   39   2,290   16      
36–60 percent  14,870 9,700   65   148,950   22   1,650   11   4,480   1  
More than 60 percent  19,380 11,620   60   161,550   17   1,400   7   2,630   #  
                                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                                 
0–25 percent  2,550 1,850   73   38,510 ! 37   410   16 !    
26–50 percent  8,500 6,400   75   116,390   31   1,150   14   3,380 ! 1 !
51–75 percent  13,200 9,980   76   168,610   29   1,810   14   3,680   1  
More than 75 percent  24,310 14,450   59   238,210   20   1,980   8      
                                   
Percent male enrollment                                   
0–44 percent  3,090 1,980   64   25,950   20          
45–55 percent  39,110 27,030   69   477,610   26   4,470   11   16,370 ! 1 !
More than 55 percent  6,360 3,680   58   58,160   25   670   11   2,020 ! 1 !
                                   
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                   
Less than 12 students  24,680 15,260   62   253,160   27   2,460   10   6,730   1  
12–16 students  15,380 11,030   72   170,140   21   1,150   7      
More than 16 students  8,500 6,400   75   138,430   27   1,730   20   4,070   1  
                                   
Number of classroom
changes8 
                                 
0–3 changes  20,580 12,630   61   190,570   21   2,090   10      
4–6 changes  22,070 15,770   71   287,190   27   2,570   12   7,320   1  
More than 6 changes  5,910 4,290   73   83,960   33   680   12   1,660 ! 1 !
                                   
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                                 
Regular use  12,740 9,400   74   179,790   26   1,780   14   3,900   1  
No regular use  35,830 23,290   65   381,930   25   3,560   10   15,360 ! 1 !
                                   
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                                 
No problems  36,560 22,080   60   270,310   17   2,760   8   5,600   #  
1 problem  6,310 5,320   84   117,560   36   960   15   2,360 ! 1 !
2 problems  3,410 3,370   99   80,530   49   780   23   2,270 ! 1 !
3 or more problems  2,270 1,920   85   93,320   87   840   37      
                                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                                 
Less than 6 percent  7,720 3,330   43   45,970   13   630   8   2,360 ! 1 !
6 to less than
11 percent 
10,620 6,760   64   95,250   19   1,000   9   1,920 ! #  
11 to less than
21 percent 
13,100 9,010   69   141,110   25   1,620   12   4,460 ! 1 !
21 percent or more  17,130 13,590   79   279,400   34   2,090   12      
                                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                                 
No disruptions  46,660 30,950   66   511,700   24   4,940   11   17,870 ! 1 !
Any disruptions  1,910 1,740   91   50,020 ! 53 ! 400   21 !    
                                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                                 
0–2 percent  6,150 3,510   57   52,970   20   720   12 ! 830 ! #  
3–5 percent  27,270 18,310   67   268,150   20   2,620   10   6,390   #  
6–10 percent  11,650 8,970   77   195,670   39   1,460   13      
More than 10 percent  3,490 1,890   54   44,950   31   540   16 !    
See notes at end of table.


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