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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 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  9,040   77   154,440   13   3,450   30   13,460   1  
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  1,110   52   3,300   7   320   15   440 ! 1 !
300–499  1,020   64   5,920   9   370   23   630   1  
500–999  2,400   84   24,400   12   680   24   1,970   1  
1,000 or more  4,500   89   120,830   14   2,080   41   10,430   1  
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  2,130   86   57,380   15   1,080   43   6,640   2  
Urban fringe  3,040   80   58,810   12   1,160   31   4,360   1  
Town  1,200   80   14,300   13   410   27   720   1  
Rural  2,670   68   23,960   10   810   21   1,750   1  
                                 
Crime level where
students live5 
                               
High  580   91   19,690   22   320   50   3,320   4  
Moderate  1,760   78   41,260   16   920   41   3,680   1  
Low  5,340   75   64,440   10   1,710   24   4,520   1  
Mixed  1,360   82   29,050   15   500   30   1,940   1  
                                 
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                               
Less than 5 percent  1,710   68   11,880   8   520   21   1,100   1  
5 to less than
20 percent 
2,660   78   33,500   10   950   28   2,410   1  
20 to less than
50 percent 
2,080   80   37,870   12   730   28   3,030   1  
50 percent or more  2,380   84   66,780   17   1,160   41   6,810   2  
                                 
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                               
0–20 percent  2,800   75   30,600   7   890   24   2,620   1  
21–50 percent  3,830   79   72,010   14   1,560   32   4,760   1  
More than 50 percent  2,410   77   51,830   18   1,000   32   6,080   2  
                                 
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                               
0–5 percent  2,610   69   30,300   9   840   22   2,780   1  
6–15 percent  3,800   77   63,920   12   1,370   28   3,950   1  
More than 15 percent  2,630   88   60,230   17   1,240   41   6,740   2  
                                 
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                               
0–35 percent  1,780   84   32,170   17   840   40   3,830   2  
36–60 percent  2,880   82   48,070   14   1,020   29   3,940   1  
More than 60 percent  4,370   72   74,210   11   1,590   26   5,700   1  
                                 
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                               
0–25 percent  810   83   16,700   20   390   40   2,100   3  
26–50 percent  1,810   81   26,850   14   620   28   2,120   1  
51–75 percent  3,040   79   53,690   14   1,200   31   4,370   1  
More than 75 percent  3,380   72   57,210   10   1,250   27   4,870   1  
                                 
Percent male enrollment                                 
0–44 percent  530   73   11,970   15   230   31   1,830 ! 2 !
45–55 percent  7,810   79   129,750   12   2,930   30   10,010   1  
More than 55 percent  700   69   12,730   16   290   29   1,620 ! 2  
                                 
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                 
Less than 12 students  3,500   70   39,950   12   1,150   23   3,100   1  
12–16 students  3,400   83   66,450   14   1,280   31   5,540   1  
More than 16 students  2,140   83   48,040   12   1,030   40   4,820   1  
                                 
Number of classroom
changes8 
                               
0–3 changes  470   70   8,590   13   250   37   1,230 ! 2 !
4–6 changes  4,750   82   85,440   13   1,860   32   6,930   1  
More than 6 changes  3,820   74   60,420   12   1,350   26   5,300   1  
                                 
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                               
Regular use  7,340   83   144,160   13   2,960   34   12,530   1  
No regular use  1,700   59   10,280   8   500   17   930   1  
                                 
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                               
No problems  4,890   71   62,310   10   1,620   23   5,210   1  
1 problem  1,640   85   28,990   15   630   33   2,380   1  
2 problems  1,130   87   26,950   16   490   38   2,130   1  
3 or more problems  1,380   89   36,210   18   710   46   3,740   2  
                                 
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                               
Less than 6 percent  1,790   70   20,120   8   610   24   2,370   1  
6 to less than
11 percent 
1,890   76   23,830   9   720   29   2,190   1  
11 to less than
21 percent 
2,510   82   41,370   12   930   30   4,060   1  
21 percent or more  2,840   79   69,120   18   1,190   33   4,850   1  
                                 
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                               
No disruptions  7,730   76   118,360   12   2,830   28   10,600   1  
Any disruptions  1,310   83   36,080   16   620   40   2,860   1  
                                 
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                               
0–2 percent  270   62   2,060 ! 6   70 ! 16 !    
3–5 percent  3,210   69   43,530   10   1,090   24   3,270   1  
6–10 percent  4,410   83   80,890   14   1,720   32   6,170   1  
More than 10 percent  1,150   89   27,960   19   580   45   3,760   3  
See notes at end of table.


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