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Table 2.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting selected security measures requiring the use of designated personnel and enforcement of administrative procedures at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


    Security guards/ assigned police officers   Staff supervision in hallways   Students required to wear picture identification   Student code of conduct   Visitors required to sign in
Student or school characteristic  Yes  No    Yes  No    Yes  No    Yes  No    Yes  No 
Total    69.8   28.3     90.8   8.0     22.6   76.7     95.6   3.0     92.0   5.1  
                                                   
Sex                                                   
Male    70.9   27.6     90.6   8.2     22.3   77.1     95.4   3.1     91.2   5.7  
Female    68.6   29.1     91.0   7.8     23.0   76.2     95.9   2.8     92.8   4.5  
                                                   
Race/ethnicity1                                                   
White, non-Hispanic    62.6   35.3     90.0   8.8     17.0   82.5     95.9   2.9     92.0   5.3  
Black, non-Hispanic    85.2   14.2     93.0   6.1     36.5   62.7     97.4   2.0     94.1   3.5  
Hispanic    81.8   16.4     91.2   7.3     30.7   68.1     93.3   3.9     91.1   5.1  
Other, non-Hispanic    70.7   26.2     92.1   6.4     22.2   76.4     95.1   3.3     89.8   6.1  
                                                   
Grade                                                   
6th    50.5   46.9     84.5   13.6     13.5   84.9     92.4   4.8     91.3   4.9  
7th    59.0   37.8     88.6   9.8     14.4   84.9     93.9   4.1     89.7   6.3  
8th    61.9   35.7     88.6   10.0     15.7   83.9     95.9   2.7     93.3   4.2  
9th    76.7   21.3     92.9   6.2     28.4   71.1     95.7   3.7     91.4   5.1  
10th    77.9   21.2     92.7   6.2     31.3   68.2     97.2   1.7     91.5   5.4  
11th    78.4   19.8     92.4   6.2     24.3   75.0     96.8   1.9     93.2   4.6  
12th    79.1   20.2     94.2   5.4     28.8   70.2     96.6   2.3     93.7   4.7  
                                                   
Household income                                                   
Less than $7,500    78.3   18.7     88.7   9.0     32.5   66.1     92.2   5.3 !   86.5   6.0 !
$7,500–14,999    75.2   24.5     91.2   7.1     25.8   73.6     94.7   3.9     93.9   2.3 !
$15,000–24,999    75.7   22.4     92.1   6.9     25.7   73.6     96.3   3.0     92.7   3.9  
$25,000–34,999    72.0   24.8     91.3   7.4     22.3   77.0     95.1   2.8     90.4   6.6  
$35,000–49,999    71.1   27.5     90.1   8.6     24.4   74.7     96.2   3.0     91.8   5.8  
$50,000 or more    65.5   32.4     90.5   8.5     18.6   80.9     96.3   2.7     92.4   5.2  
                                                   
Urbanicity2                                                   
Urban    83.7   15.1     91.6   6.9     30.8   68.7     94.9   3.3     91.8   5.4  
Suburban    68.3   29.5     91.3   7.7     21.0   78.2     95.9   2.8     92.9   4.4  
Rural    51.8   46.0     88.0   10.7     14.4   85.0     95.8   3.1 !   89.5   6.7  
                                                   
Self-report of grades at school3                                                   
Mostly A's    64.9   32.8     91.0   8.0     19.8   79.7     95.9   2.9     92.8   5.0  
Mostly B's    71.6   26.7     90.6   8.1     23.6   75.6     95.6   3.3     91.9   5.0  
Mostly C's    74.2   24.4     92.0   6.9     24.8   74.4     95.9   2.3     92.1   4.9  
Mostly D's    73.2   25.3     87.0   11.6     23.9   75.7     95.0   2.6 !   92.8   3.4 !
Mostly F's    68.9   28.8     91.2   7.7 !   25.3   74.7     94.4       87.9   9.9 !
                                                   
Student report of violent 
victimization at school4 
                                                 
Yes   76.3   21.9     91.0   8.2 !   21.9   78.1     94.2   4.8 !   88.9   8.8 !
No   69.7   28.4     90.8   8.0     22.6   76.6     95.6   3.0     92.0   5.0  
                                                   
Student report of theft 
victimization at school4 
                                                 
Yes   75.4   24.1     90.5   9.3     24.1   75.9     96.8   2.1 !   91.4   6.2  
No   69.5   28.5     90.8   7.9     22.5   76.7     95.6   3.0     92.0   5.0  
                                                   
Sector                                                   
Public    73.2   24.9     91.9   6.9     23.5   75.7     95.6   2.9     92.9   4.4  
Private    33.2   64.6     78.8   19.4     12.8   86.9     95.3   4.0     82.8   12.8  
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. Non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "other, non-Hispanic" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
3 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
4 Victimization data are taken from the National Crime Victimization Survey Incident Report.
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,684,000 in 2003. Detail may not sum to 100 percent because of "don't know" responses or rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2003.


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