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Table 2.  Number and percentage of public middle 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  9,810   63   131,240   13   3,070   20   9,490   1  
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  1,500   53   7,600   10   330   12   950 ! 1 !
300–499  1,450   46   10,180   8   440   14   1,190 ! 1 !
500–999  4,980   69   70,480   14   1,510   21   4,910   1  
1,000 or more  1,890   79   42,980   15   780   33   2,440   1  
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  2,770   77   50,680   18   880   24   4,020   1  
Urban fringe  3,420   59   51,160   12   1,220   21   3,390   1  
Town  1,240   63   12,050   11   270   14   540   #  
Rural  2,380   57   17,350   9   700   17   1,530   1  
                                 
Crime level where
students live5 
                               
High  1,020   86   21,480   28   370   32   1,990   3  
Moderate  2,140   71   38,060   18   690   23   2,230   1  
Low  4,830   55   43,130   8   1,420   16   3,400   1  
Mixed  1,820   69   28,560   15   590   22   1,870   1  
                                 
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                               
Less than 5 percent  1,530   56   10,800   8   420   15   1,070   1 !
5 to less than
20 percent 
2,170   53   17,590   7   710   18   1,770   1  
20 to less than
50 percent 
2,420   65   37,830   15   690   18   1,550   1  
50 percent or more  3,570   77   63,400   18   1,220   26   5,020   1  
                                 
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                               
0–20 percent  1,910   51   14,320   5   600   16   1,340   1  
21–50 percent  3,620   64   49,760   13   1,080   19   3,240   1  
More than 50 percent  4,280   70   67,150   18   1,380   23   4,910   1  
                                 
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                               
0–5 percent  2,480   53   26,500   9   790   17   1,970   1  
6–15 percent  4,240   65   56,310   14   1,380   21   4,210   1  
More than 15 percent  3,100   70   48,430   16   900   20   3,310   1  
                                 
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                               
0–35 percent  3,050   70   38,570   15   1,030   24   2,970   1  
36–60 percent  3,400   68   59,140   18   1,080   21   3,730   1  
More than 60 percent  3,360   54   33,530   8   960   16   2,790   1  
                                 
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                               
0–25 percent  1,040   73   14,200   16   470   33   1,970   2  
26–50 percent  2,640   68   44,160   19   880   23   2,320   1  
51–75 percent  3,170   68   41,880   14   810   17   2,730   1  
More than 75 percent  2,970   53   31,000   8   910   16   2,460   1  
                                 
Percent male enrollment                                 
0–44 percent  590   63   5,740   11   140 ! 15 !   1 !
45–55 percent  8,530   64   116,620   13   2,730   20   8,230   1  
More than 55 percent  690   57   8,880   14   200   16   580 ! 1 !
                                 
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                 
Less than 12 students  4,470   60   54,750   13   1,240   17   4,430   1  
12–16 students  3,930   67   56,320   14   1,240   21   3,550   1  
More than 16 students  1,420   65   20,170   10   600   27   1,510   1  
                                 
Number of classroom
changes8 
                               
0–3 changes  330   54   2,480 ! 8 !        
4–6 changes  3,920   67   56,280   14   1,230   21   3,420   1  
More than 6 changes  5,560   61   72,480   13   1,760   19   5,870   1  
                                 
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                               
Regular use  6,910   70   112,080   15   2,320   23   7,600   1  
No regular use  2,910   52   19,150   7   750   13   1,890   1  
                                 
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                               
No problems  3,810   54   40,350   9   920   13   2,080   #  
1 problem  2,620   65   26,680   11   890   22   2,190   1  
2 problems  1,400   74   23,550   18   440   23   1,600   1  
3 or more problems  1,990   78   40,650   21   820   32   3,620   2  
                                 
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                               
Less than 6 percent  1,490   50   9,930   5   430   14   1,200 ! 1 !
6 to less than
11 percent 
1,810   61   16,040   9   570   19   1,450   1  
11 to less than
21 percent 
3,180   64   41,010   13   990   20   2,900   1  
21 percent or more  3,330   72   64,260   21   1,080   23   3,930   1  
                                 
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                               
No disruptions  8,720   62   110,730   12   2,720   19   7,440   1  
Any disruptions  1,100   77   20,510   20   340   24   2,050 ! 2  
                                 
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                               
0–2 percent  530   61   6,880 ! 13 ! 210   24      
3–5 percent  5,080   59   61,520   11   1,520   18   3,750   1  
6–10 percent  3,620   68   50,640   15   1,080   20   3,460   1  
More than 10 percent  580   77   12,190   20   260   34   1,370 ! 2  
See notes at end of table.


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