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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 2005–06 (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  9,080   19   40,700   2   3,010   6   6,260   #  
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  1,870   15   7,680 ! 3 ! 750 ! 6 ! 1,860 ! 1 !
300–499  2,470   14   9,200   1   410 ! 2 ! 890 ! #  
500–999  4,280   24   20,850   2   1,720   10   3,370   #  
1,000 or more  450   36   2,970 ! 2 !        
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  3,540   25   17,970   2   1,680   12   3,530   #  
Urban fringe  2,910   17   13,770   1   680   4   1,380 ! #  
Town  900   21   2,870 ! 2 !        
Rural  1,720   13   6,090 ! 1 ! 410 ! 3 !    
                                 
Crime level where
students live5 
                               
High  1,530   35   11,520 ! 5   860   20   2,140 ! 1 !
Moderate  2,750   27   14,090   3   1,050   11   2,220 ! #  
Low  3,800   13   11,510   1   830 ! 3 ! 1,060 ! #  
Mixed  1,000   19   3,570 ! 1 !        
                                 
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                               
Less than 5 percent  1,200   14   3,530 ! 1 !        
5 to less than
20 percent 
1,420   12   4,640 ! 1 ! 450 ! 4 !    
20 to less than
50 percent 
1,860   17   10,020 ! 2 ! 450 ! 4 !    
50 percent or more  4,470   26   22,050   2   1,810   11   3,670   #  
                                 
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                               
0–20 percent  810 ! 8 ! 1,870 ! #   210 ! 2 ! 210 ! #  
21–50 percent  2,320   16   7,330   1   670 ! 5 !    
More than 50 percent  5,950   25   31,500   3   2,130   9   4,740   #  
                                 
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                               
0–5 percent  2,040   11   7,660 ! 1 ! 500 ! 3 ! 620 ! #  
6–15 percent  3,750   20   14,850   2   1,170   6   2,870 ! #  
More than 15 percent  3,280   29   18,180   3   1,330   12   2,760 ! 1 !
                                 
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                               
0–35 percent  4,040   28   23,320   4   1,590   11   3,600   1  
36–60 percent  2,620   18   12,030   2   910   6   2,100 ! #  
More than 60 percent  2,420   12   5,350   1   510 ! 3 ! 560 ! #  
                                 
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                               
0–25 percent  670 ! 26 ! 2,230 ! 2 !        
26–50 percent  2,200   26   13,870   4   640 ! 8 ! 2,160 ! 1 !
51–75 percent  3,290   25   12,910   2   870   7   1,050 ! #  
More than 75 percent  2,920   12   11,680   1   1,200   5   2,160   #  
                                 
Percent male enrollment                                 
0–44 percent  530 ! 17 ! 1,440 ! 1 !        
45–55 percent  7,590   19   35,550   2   2,320   6   4,560   #  
More than 55 percent  960   15   3,700 ! 2 ! 540 ! 9 ! 1,390 ! 1 !
                                 
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                 
Less than 12 students  4,380   18   17,550   2   1,460   6   3,130   #  
12–16 students  2,770   18   11,460   1   610 ! 4 ! 1,020 ! #  
More than 16 students  1,920   23   11,680   2   930   11   2,100 ! #  
                                 
Number of classroom
changes8 
                               
0–3 changes  3,100   15   13,890   1   1,110   5   2,090 ! #  
4–6 changes  4,310   20   20,430   2   1,630   7   3,350 ! #  
More than 6 changes  1,660   28   6,370   3   270 ! 5 !    
                                 
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                               
Regular use  3,320   26   18,610   3   1,200   9   2,480 ! #  
No regular use  5,760   16   22,090   1   1,810   5   3,770 ! #  
                                 
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                               
No problems  4,970   14   17,800   1   1,290   4   2,080   #  
1 problem  1,760   28   9,780   3   630 ! 10 ! 1,360 ! #  
2 problems  1,400   41   8,760 ! 5 ! 520 ! 15 !    
3 or more problems  950   42   4,350 ! 4 ! 560 ! 25 ! 1,150 ! 1 !
                                 
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                               
Less than 6 percent  870   11   3,080 ! 1 ! 470 ! 6 !    
6 to less than
11 percent 
1,610   15   5,880   1   430 ! 4 ! 600 ! #  
11 to less than
21 percent 
2,450   19   10,600   2   890 ! 7 ! 2,310 ! #  
21 percent or more  4,140   24   21,140   3   1,220   7   1,970   #  
                                 
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                               
No disruptions  8,500   18   37,340   2   2,830   6   5,750   #  
Any disruptions  580 ! 30 ! 3,350 ! 4 !        
                                 
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                               
0–2 percent  1,290   21   5,190 ! 2 ! 530 ! 9 ! 530 ! #  
3–5 percent  4,230   16   18,490   1   1,270   5   2,470   #  
6–10 percent  2,770   24   14,540   3   830 ! 7   2,300 ! #  
More than 10 percent  780 ! 22         11 !    
See notes at end of table.


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