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Table 3.  Percentage of students ages 12-18 reporting the use of selected security measures taken by school administrators to secure school buildings during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2005


    Locker checks   Metal detectors   Security cameras   Locked entrance or exit doors during the day
Student or school characteristic   Yes   No   Yes   No   Yes   No   Yes   No
Total   53.1   39.4   10.7   84.7   57.8   29.9   54.4   39.4
                                 
Sex                                
Male   52.6   39.7   10.1   85.6   58.2   30.4   54.7   39.3
Female   53.6   39.0   11.3   83.8   57.3   29.4   54.0   39.6
                                 
Race/ethnicity1                                
White, non-Hispanic   57.1   35.6   5.4   90.3   58.2   30.2   52.5   41.2
Black, non-Hispanic   47.9   44.1   25.5   71.7   64.1   24.2   60.9   32.1
Hispanic   46.2   46.3   17.6   76.3   54.3   32.2   55.5   38.6
Other, non-Hispanic   45.9   45.4   7.5   85.0   47.7   34.8   53.1   41.6
                                 
Grade                                
6th   37.0   55.4   8.1   84.6   44.6   39.8   57.9   34.4
7th   49.5   41.9   8.7   84.7   45.9   37.0   56.2   36.9
8th   51.9   42.7   9.5   85.8   52.5   35.6   51.4   39.7
9th   54.4   36.4   13.2   81.7   64.2   23.1   56.1   37.2
10th   57.6   33.5   11.2   84.3   65.6   23.5   54.9   39.5
11th   56.8   36.8   12.9   84.8   61.7   28.0   51.0   44.7
12th   58.8   34.6   10.4   87.5   66.5   25.3   54.2   42.5
                                 
Household income                                
Less than $7,500   48.1   36.6   25.0   70.3   59.3   24.4   58.3   32.4
$7,500–14,999   48.9   43.5   22.9   73.4   54.5   30.4   54.7   39.1
$15,000–24,999   52.2   40.6   15.9   77.8   57.3   28.5   56.1   38.3
$25,000–34,999   55.4   37.2   13.4   81.1   63.0   25.6   54.1   38.6
$35,000–49,999   53.1   40.4   10.4   85.8   58.3   32.1   55.0   38.9
$50,000 or more   53.6   39.1   5.7   90.4   57.1   30.9   54.0   40.1
                                 
Urbanicity2                                
Urban   46.2   44.9   20.3   74.6   58.7   28.6   59.7   34.2
Suburban   52.6   40.2   6.6   88.5   57.6   28.7   54.9   38.3
Rural   65.1   28.3   9.0   88.1   56.9   35.9   44.4   50.9
                                 
Self-report of grades in school3                                
Mostly A's   53.0   38.9   7.7   87.2   55.5   32.2   56.0   37.6
Mostly B's   54.1   39.2   11.5   84.5   58.3   29.5   53.9   39.4
Mostly C's   52.8   39.8   14.7   80.9   61.7   25.8   54.6   40.8
Mostly D's   54.1   36.7   9.2   88.7   58.2   32.6   48.0   45.0
Mostly F's   45.5   39.7   12.9 ! 85.6   62.3   27.6   43.3   50.1
                                 
Student report of violent victimization at school4                                
Yes   57.6   35.8   10.1   82.7   57.3   34.2   57.8   38.4
No   53.0   39.4   10.7   84.7   57.8   29.9   54.3   39.4
                                 
Student report of theft victimization at school4                                
Yes   57.0   36.7   11.1   84.6   60.7   26.2   52.0   40.5
No   53.0   39.5   10.7   84.7   57.7   30.0   54.4   39.4
                                 
Sector                                
Public   54.4   37.9   11.5   83.7   59.5   28.1   54.2   39.3
Private   36.6   57.2   1.1 ! 96.4   37.3   52.1   55.3   41.1
                                 
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent 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 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 25,811,000 in 2005. Details may not sum to 100 percent because respondent-volunteered "don't know" responses are included in the base for the perentages 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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