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Table 2.  Number and percentage of public high 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
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  8,521 79 155,388 13.4   2,936 27 13,981 1.2
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  793 49 3,343 9.2   201 12 246 0.7
300–499  1,072 68 5,470 8.1   247 16 422 0.6
500–999  2,256 82 26,413 12.6   669 24 1,987 0.9
1,000 or more  4,400 90 120,162 14.1   1,819 37 11,326 1.3
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  2,048 87 49,664 14.6   1,022 43 5,763 1.7
Urban fringe  2,947 84 66,367 13.3   929 26 5,417 1.1
Town  1,512 86 18,668 14.3   425 24 1,325 1.0
Rural  2,013 63 20,690 10.7   560 18 1,477 0.8
                   
Crime level where
students live
                 
High  525 94 25,134 34.5   326 58 3,727 5.1
Moderate  1,791 81 36,544 14.0   785 36 3,090 1.2
Low  4,881 76 64,621 10.5   1,382 21 4,777 0.8
Mixed  1,323 83 29,089 13.5   442 28 2,387 1.1
                   
Percent minority
enrollment
                 
Less than 5 percent  1,726 67 14,661 9.3   394 15 736 0.5
5 to 20 percent  2,191 78 33,988 11.2   649 23 1,840 0.6
20 to 50 percent  2,131 85 38,820 12.7   695 28 2,066 0.7
50 percent or more  2,343 85 65,400 17.5   1,148 42 9,154 2.5
                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                 
0–20 percent  3,077 82 47,640 10.3   949 25 3,766 0.8
21–50 percent  3,415 76 60,957 13.5   1,132 25 3,836 0.9
More than 50 percent  2,029 79 46,791 18.9   855 33 6,380 2.6
                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                 
0–5 percent  2,240 76 31,209 10.2   725 25 2,378 0.8
6–15 percent  3,800 79 60,192 11.4   1,172 24 4,395 0.8
More than 15 percent  2,481 81 63,987 19.2   1,038 34 7,208 2.2
                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                 
0–35 percent  1,654 79 42,555 21.2   728 35 4,899 2.4
36–60 percent  2,554 79 40,288 12.7   739 23 2,784 0.9
More than 60 percent  4,312 78 72,546 11.3   1,469 27 6,298 1.0
                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                 
0–25 percent  635 72 9,474 14.1   217 25 903 1.3
26–50 percent  1,829 84 39,007 18.2   710 33 4,450 2.1
51–75 percent  2,693 78 50,311 13.7   934 27 4,067 1.1
More than 75 percent  3,364 78 56,596 11.0   1,074 25 4,562 0.9
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  695 76 12,051 14.6   298 33 1,812 2.2
45–55 percent  7,177 79 133,121 13.0   2,418 27 10,652 1.0
More than 55 percent  649 74 10,216 18.4   220 25 1,517 2.7
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio                  
Less than 12 students  2,953 71 37,979 13.8   895 21 2,847 1.0
12–16 students  3,392 83 66,842 13.6   1,093 27 6,137 1.2
More than 16 students  2,176 85 50,567 12.8   947 37 4,997 1.3
                   
Number of classroom
changes
                 
0–3 changes  393 71 5,731 10.6   128 23 297 0.5
4–6 changes  4,222 81 83,669 13.9   1,564 30 8,099 1.3
More than 6 changes  3,905 78 65,988 13.0   1,244 25 5,586 1.1
                   
Regular use of law
enforcement
                 
Regular use  6,670 86 143,538 14.2   2,526 33 13,370 1.3
No regular use  1,851 60 11,850 7.8   410 13 612 0.4
                   
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                 
No problems  4,899 72 62,259 9.8   1,360 20 4,937 0.8
1 problem  1,417 86 27,166 14.0   561 34 2,809 1.4
2 problems  1,074 89 20,402 13.9   426 35 1,215 0.8
3 or more problems  1,132 93 45,561 24.1   589 48 5,020 2.7
                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                 
0 to 6 percent  1,904 73 23,588 9.2   585 23 2,234 0.9
6 to 11 percent  1,626 75 24,406 12.1   541 25 3,125 1.5
11 to 21 percent  2,773 82 49,781 12.9   970 29 4,594 1.2
21 percent or more  2,218 83 57,613 18.0   840 31 4,028 1.3
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                 
No disruptions  7,057 77 114,777 12.1   2,282 25 8,044 0.8
Any disruptions  1,463 90 40,611 18.8   654 40 5,937 2.8
                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                 
0–2 percent  447 67 4,233 8.3   125 19 213 0.4
3–5 percent  3,064 75 42,251 10.1   893 22 3,151 0.8
6–10 percent  4,062 84 85,347 15.0   1,407 29 6,961 1.2
More than 10 percent  948 75 23,558 18.9   511 40 3,656 2.9
See notes at end of table.


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