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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: 2005


    Security guards/assigned police officer    Staff supervision in hallways   Students required to wear badges or 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   68.1   30.2   90.1   9.0   24.8   74.5   95.4   3.5   93.0   5.0  
                                           
Sex                                          
Male   67.9   30.4   89.4   9.6   24.6   74.8   94.7   3.9   92.2   5.7  
Female   68.3   30.0   90.8   8.3   25.0   74.3   96.2   3.0   93.8   4.3  
                                           
Race/ethnicity1                                          
White, non-Hispanic   60.3   37.9   89.3   9.6   19.2   80.1   96.3   3.0   92.6   5.3  
Black, non-Hispanic   84.7   14.2   92.0   7.5   38.3   61.4   95.0   3.9   94.5   3.7  
Hispanic   78.8   19.3   91.8   7.4   32.6   66.6   93.6   4.2   93.1   4.7  
Other, non-Hispanic   73.9   24.7   87.7   10.9   25.1   74.0   93.0   5.2   92.5   5.4  
                                           
Grade                                          
6th   48.7   46.9   85.4   12.9   15.0   83.9   88.0   9.5   90.2   6.9  
7th   57.5   39.8   88.5   10.4   15.8   83.0   95.5   3.6   92.8   5.2  
8th   59.6   37.7   87.5   10.8   16.7   82.3   94.0   3.8   91.7   5.4  
9th   76.5   22.2   92.8   6.3   32.6   67.1   97.0   2.3   93.3   3.4  
10th   74.9   24.4   90.9   8.4   32.5   66.9   96.2   2.9   94.0   5.2  
11th   76.8   22.7   92.3   7.4   29.5   70.2   96.8   2.6   94.2   4.4  
12th   77.3   22.5   91.6   8.0   28.7   71.1   97.9   1.8   93.8   5.3  
                                           
Household income                                          
Less than $7,500   79.0   18.2   87.8   11.6 ! 28.5   70.5   91.5   7.8 ! 87.4   8.1 !
$7,500–14,999   74.7   23.6   92.9   6.4   27.0   73.0   94.4   4.4 ! 92.9   3.8 !
$15,000–24,999   71.2   27.6   91.4   8.1   27.6   72.0   94.5   3.9 ! 95.0   4.2 !
$25,000–34,999   73.4   24.4   89.3   8.9   33.4   66.4   93.8   4.3   93.4   4.5  
$35,000–49,999   60.8   37.9   87.6   11.6   24.4   74.5   93.8   4.8   91.1   6.2  
$50,000 or more   66.1   32.4   89.7   9.5   19.7   79.9   96.8   2.6   93.7   4.7  
                                           
Urbanicity2                                          
Urban   83.0   15.8   92.1   7.4   33.6   65.9   94.8   3.9   93.3   4.3  
Suburban   68.2   30.1   89.7   9.3   23.4   76.0   96.0   3.0   93.7   4.5  
Rural   45.2   52.6   88.2   10.6   15.9   83.1   94.5   4.3   90.2   7.7  
                                           
Self-report of grades in school3                                          
Mostly A's   64.3   34.3   90.0   8.9   21.9   77.4   96.0   3.1   93.0   5.1  
Mostly B's   68.1   30.5   89.9   9.4   25.9   73.5   95.6   3.5   93.1   4.9  
Mostly C's   75.4   22.9   91.8   6.9   27.8   71.6   95.6   2.8   94.0   4.5  
Mostly D's   78.6   19.8   85.7   13.8   22.3   77.7   95.1   4.5 ! 92.3   5.4 !
Mostly F's   70.4   22.4 ! 95.0     31.3   68.7   93.2     95.3    
                                           
Student report of violent victimization at school4                                          
Yes   65.3   32.6   88.9   11.1 ! 25.1   74.9   90.4   8.1 ! 93.6   6.4 !
No   68.1   30.2   90.1   9.0   24.8   74.5   95.5   3.4   93.0   5.0  
                                           
Student report of theft victimization at school4                                          
Yes   76.7   22.0   90.4   8.9   26.7   72.9   96.2   2.7 ! 96.3   2.6 !
No   67.8   30.5   90.0   9.0   24.7   74.6   95.4   3.5   92.9   5.1  
                                           
Sector                                          
Public    71.4   26.9   91.0   8.0   25.6   73.7   95.4   3.5   93.7   4.4  
Private    28.5   70.0   78.7   20.8   14.6   85.1   96.0   3.6   84.0   11.7  
                                           
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
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 2005 (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 the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,811,000 in 2005. Details may not sum to 100 percent because respondent-volunteered "don't know" responses are included in the base for the percentages listed.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2005.


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