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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 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  11,690 11,130   95   313,500   26   3,710   32   17,490   1  
                                   
Enrollment size                                   
Less than 300  2,130 1,700   80   12,900   28   390   18   950 ! 2  
300–499  1,610 1,540   96   17,900   26   410   25   790   1  
500–999  2,870 2,850   99   63,700   30   750   26   3,030   1  
1,000 or more  5,080 5,040   99   219,000   24   2,170   43   12,720   1  
                                   
Urbanicity                                   
City  2,490 2,360   95   103,800   28   1,180   47   8,050   2  
Urban fringe  3,800 3,700   98   115,800   23   1,200   32   5,760   1  
Town  1,490 1,460   98   30,600   29   470   32   1,190   1  
Rural  3,910 3,610   92   63,200   27   860   22   2,490   1  
                                   
Crime level where
students live5 
                                 
High  640 640   100   42,800   47   390   60   4,170   5  
Moderate  2,280 2,140   94   79,700   30   980   43   4,790   2  
Low  7,120 6,740   95   138,900   21   1,830   26   6,100   1  
Mixed  1,650 1,600   97   52,100   26   520   32   2,430   1  
                                   
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                                 
Less than 5 percent  2,500 2,330   93   33,500   23   590   24   1,770   1  
5 to less than
20 percent 
3,410 3,260   95   66,400   20   1,000   29   3,250   1  
20 to less than
50 percent 
2,610 2,540   97   74,600   25   770   29   3,600   1  
50 percent or more  2,830 2,680   95   129,300   32   1,240   44   8,600   2  
                                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                                 
0–20 percent  3,720 3,510   94   64,800   15   940   25   3,300   1  
21–50 percent  4,830 4,590   95   142,000   28   1,640   34   6,480   1  
More than 50 percent  3,140 3,020   96   106,700   37   1,130   36   7,700   3  
                                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                                 
0–5 percent  3,760 3,420   91   63,400   18   960   26   4,040   1  
6–15 percent  4,930 4,780   97   132,200   25   1,470   30   4,590   1  
More than 15 percent  3,000 2,930   98   117,900   33   1,280   43   8,870   3  
                                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                                 
0–35 percent  2,120 2,040   96   72,700   38   920   43   4,860   3  
36–60 percent  3,520 3,440   98   93,600   27   1,080   31   5,130   1  
More than 60 percent  6,050 5,640   93   147,100   22   1,720   28   7,510   1  
                                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                                 
0–25 percent  970 950   99   33,400   40   410   42   2,780 ! 3 !
26–50 percent  2,240 2,130   95   58,500   31   680   31   2,840   1  
51–75 percent  3,820 3,780   99   109,400   28   1,340   35   5,530   1  
More than 75 percent  4,670 4,260   91   112,200   20   1,280   27   6,340   1  
                                   
Percent male enrollment                                   
0–44 percent  730 670   92   24,500   31   230   31   2,340 ! 3 !
45–55 percent  9,940 9,540   96   262,400   25   3,050   31   12,950   1  
More than 55 percent  1,020 910   90   26,700   33   430   42   2,200   3  
                                   
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                   
Less than 12 students  5,030 4,700   94   89,800   28   1,250   25   4,450   1  
12–16 students  4,080 3,980   98   128,000   26   1,390   34   7,510   2  
More than 16 students  2,590 2,440   95   95,700   24   1,080   42   5,530   1  
                                   
Number of classroom
changes8 
                                 
0–3 changes  680 570   84   17,500   26   250   37   1,230 ! 2 !
4–6 changes  5,820 5,630   97   171,800   26   2,020   35   9,100   1  
More than 6 changes  5,200 4,930   95   124,200   26   1,440   28   7,160   1  
                                   
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                                 
Regular use  8,800 8,570   97   283,400   26   3,150   36   16,100   1  
No regular use  2,900 2,560   88   30,100   23   560   19   1,390 ! 1 !
                                   
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                                 
No problems  6,920 6,400   93   126,300   19   1,740   25   6,060   1  
1 problem  1,940 1,900   98   59,800   30   670   34   3,350   2  
2 problems  1,290 1,290   100   48,100   29   550   43   2,580   2  
3 or more problems  1,550 1,540   99   79,200   39   750   48   5,490   3  
                                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                                 
Less than 6 percent  2,560 2,420   94   45,000   19   660   26   3,260   1  
6 to less than
11 percent 
2,490 2,300   92   48,500   19   820   33   3,110   1  
11 to less than
21 percent 
3,060 3,000   98   92,200   27   970   32   5,260   2  
21 percent or more  3,580 3,420   95   127,900   33   1,270   35   5,870   2  
                                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                                 
No disruptions  10,120 9,570   95   245,900   25   3,030   30   14,090   1  
Any disruptions  1,570 1,550   99   67,600   31   680   44   3,400   2  
                                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                                 
0–2 percent  440 350   80   5,100   15   70 ! 16 !    
3–5 percent  4,620 4,340   94   93,200   21   1,180   26   4,590   1  
6–10 percent  5,340 5,190   97   160,800   27   1,810   34   7,820   1  
More than 10 percent  1,290 1,250   97   54,400   36   660   51   4,790   3  
See notes at end of table.


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