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Table 1.  Number and percentage of public high 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 2003–04 (Table 1—Continued)


School characteristic Violent incidents1 Serious violent incidents2
Total number
of schools
Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate per
1,000
students
  Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate per
1,000
students
All public schools  10,829 10,380 96 320,100 27.5   3,185 29 16,741 1.4
                     
Enrollment size                     
Less than 300  1,625 1,323 81 7,993 21.9   226 14 418 1.1
300–499  1,576 1,492 95 16,057 23.8   279 18 517 0.8
500–999  2,765 2,719 98 64,221 30.7   694 25 2,290 1.1
1,000 or more  4,863 4,847 100 231,830 27.3   1,987 41 13,515 1.6
                     
Urbanicity                     
City  2,354 2,311 98 95,109 28.0   1,121 48 7,378 2.2
Urban fringe  3,528 3,431 97 131,589 26.3   987 28 6,167 1.2
Town  1,756 1,702 97 34,475 26.5   474 27 1,458 1.1
Rural  3,191 2,936 92 58,928 30.5   603 19 1,738 0.9
                     
Crime level where
students live
                   
High  558 558 100 44,171 60.6   358 64 5,142 7.1
Moderate  2,211 2,154 97 75,490 29.0   845 38 3,638 1.4
Low  6,461 6,108 95 138,312 22.5   1,499 23 5,373 0.9
Mixed  1,598 1,561 98 62,127 28.9   482 30 2,588 1.2
                     
Percent minority
enrollment
                   
Less than 5 percent  2,558 2,364 92 46,945 29.6   462 18 1,002 0.6
5 to 20 percent  2,806 2,681 96 70,610 23.3   700 25 2,023 0.7
20 to 50 percent  2,516 2,438 97 71,557 23.5   733 29 2,420 0.8
50 percent or more  2,758 2,720 99 126,323 33.8   1,241 45 11,090 3.0
                     
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                   
0–20 percent  3,758 3,539 94 94,013 20.2   1,014 27 4,597 1.0
21–50 percent  4,515 4,335 96 134,717 29.9   1,218 27 4,407 1.0
More than 50 percent  2,555 2,506 98 91,370 36.9   953 37 7,738 3.1
                     
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                   
0–5 percent  2,954 2,768 94 62,252 20.4   780 26 2,783 0.9
6–15 percent  4,810 4,626 96 138,557 26.3   1,250 26 5,226 1.0
More than 15 percent  3,065 2,986 97 119,291 35.8   1,155 38 8,733 2.6
                     
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                   
0–35 percent  2,093 2,019 96 84,463 42.0   776 37 5,883 2.9
36–60 percent  3,223 3,102 96 84,489 26.5   806 25 3,227 1.0
More than 60 percent  5,513 5,259 95 151,148 23.5   1,602 29 7,632 1.2
                     
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                   
0–25 percent  884 842 95 20,562 30.5   252 29 1,202 1.8
26–50 percent  2,167 2,068 95 78,035 36.4   761 35 5,659 2.6
51–75 percent  3,452 3,343 97 102,628 28.0   1,021 30 4,731 1.3
More than 75 percent  4,326 4,127 95 118,876 23.1   1,150 27 5,149 1.0
                     
Percent male enrollment                     
0–44 percent  910 815 89 18,811 22.8   326 36 2,022 2.4
45–55 percent  9,038 8,759 97 281,401 27.4   2,614 29 13,045 1.3
More than 55 percent  880 806 92 19,889 35.7   244 28 1,674 3.0
                     
Student-to-teacher ratio                    
Less than 12 students  4,185 3,862 92 74,372 27.0   988 24 3,390 1.2
12–16 students  4,093 4,067 99 143,701 29.2   1,149 28 7,252 1.5
More than 16 students  2,551 2,451 96 102,027 25.8   1,048 41 6,099 1.5
                     
Number of classroom
changes
                   
0–3 changes  554 526 95 21,549 39.9   145 26 314 0.6
4–6 changes  5,242 5,017 96 167,751 27.9   1,682 32 9,677 1.6
More than 6 changes  5,033 4,838 96 130,801 25.8   1,357 27 6,750 1.3
                     
Regular use of law
enforcement
                   
Regular use  7,760 7,618 98 286,599 28.3   2,712 35 15,851 1.6
No regular use  3,069 2,762 90 33,502 22.1   473 15 890 0.6
                     
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                   
No problems  6,764 6,352 94 128,088 20.2   1,476 22 5,567 0.9
1 problem  1,645 1,608 98 62,719 32.3   561 34 3,616 1.9
2 problems  1,204 1,204 100 39,734 27.1   517 43 1,463 1.0
3 or more problems  1,216 1,216 100 89,559 47.4   632 52 6,095 3.2
                     
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                   
0 to 6 percent  2,596 2,402 93 50,349 19.7   662 26 2,622 1.0
6 to 11 percent  2,174 2,073 95 63,275 31.3   554 25 3,611 1.8
11 to 21 percent  3,372 3,310 98 103,131 26.7   1,027 30 5,591 1.4
21 percent or more  2,687 2,595 97 103,346 32.3   941 35 4,917 1.5
                     
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                   
No disruptions  9,198 8,749 95 250,557 26.4   2,493 27 9,858 1.0
Any disruptions  1,631 1,631 100 69,543 32.3   692 42 6,883 3.2
                     
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                   
0–2 percent  666 578 87 8,980 17.6   140 21 344 0.7
3–5 percent  4,082 3,934 96 95,295 22.7   993 24 3,662 0.9
6–10 percent  4,814 4,722 98 166,574 29.3   1,494 31 7,723 1.4
More than 10 percent  1,266 1,147 91 49,251 39.6   558 44 5,012 4.0
See notes at end of table.


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