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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, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07


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 68.8   29.2   90.0   8.9   24.3   75.1   95.9   2.6   94.3   3.6  
                                         
Sex                                        
Male 68.8   29.0   89.8   9.1   25.0   74.3   95.4   3.1   93.6   4.0  
Female 68.8   29.3   90.3   8.7   23.7   75.9   96.5   2.0   95.0   3.2  
                                         
Race/ethnicity                                        
White, not Hispanic or Latino 61.7   35.9   89.6   9.3   16.9   82.6   96.7   2.1   93.9   3.7  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 80.9   17.8   90.9   8.5   40.0   59.3   95.2   3.0   94.5   3.9  
Hispanic or Latino 81.4   17.3   91.2   7.7   35.7   63.6   93.8   4.2   95.8   2.8  
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino1 72.1   25.5   89.0   9.6   25.4   73.7   96.3   1.7 ! 93.7   3.8  
                                         
Grade                                        
6th 51.7   44.8   85.3   12.4   16.9   82.2   92.7   5.4   95.5   2.4  
7th 61.1   36.2   88.1   10.4   17.5   81.9   95.3   2.4   94.3   3.5  
8th 58.1   39.0   87.5   11.3   15.8   83.4   95.9   3.0   92.2   5.0  
9th 75.4   22.4   92.2   7.1   29.8   69.3   96.2   2.0   93.7   4.1  
10th 75.6   23.1   91.7   7.8   29.2   70.5   96.2   2.6   96.0   2.8  
11th 78.8   20.4   92.5   6.4   30.8   68.7   97.1   1.8   95.4   2.4  
12th 75.7   23.2   91.3   8.2   28.1   71.9   97.0   1.7   93.3   4.7  
                                         
Household income                                        
Less than $7,500 79.7   18.0   93.0   6.4 ! 37.8   61.5   90.2   6.0 ! 94.4   3.9 !
$7,500-14,999 71.0   25.7   91.9   4.9 ! 32.1   66.4   94.6   2.2 ! 96.3    
$15,000-24,999 69.3   29.4   89.3   9.8   29.2   70.6   94.8   3.5 ! 94.2   4.4 !
$25,000-34,999 72.4   26.0   87.9   10.5   24.3   75.2   94.7   3.3   94.4   3.1  
$35,000-49,999 70.8   26.9   92.3   7.3   27.5   72.5   96.8   2.3   94.6   3.8  
$50,000 or more 67.3   31.0   89.6   9.4   20.7   78.9   96.6   2.3   94.6   3.5  
                                         
Urbanicity2                                        
Urban 81.1   17.7   92.4   6.9   33.2   66.5   95.0   2.9   94.0   3.9  
Suburban 69.1   28.6   88.7   10.0   23.9   75.2   95.8   2.7   95.2   2.9  
Rural 48.5   48.9   90.2   8.8   11.5   88.2   97.6   1.6   92.1   5.1  
                                         
Self-report of grades in school3                                        
Mostly A's 65.5   32.3   89.3   9.6   19.9   79.8   96.5   2.3   94.1   3.8  
Mostly B's 69.3   28.6   90.6   8.6   26.5   73.0   96.4   2.4   95.2   3.1  
Mostly C's 72.9   26.2   91.4   7.8   28.1   71.8   95.1   2.7   92.9   4.3  
Mostly D's 76.4   21.4   88.3   9.7   25.7   74.3   95.4   2.7 ! 97.8    
Mostly F's 79.0   21.0 ! 87.4   12.6 ! 18.7 ! 78.1   97.2     96.0    
                                         
Student report of violent
   victimization at school4
                                       
Yes 74.9   25.1   94.1   5.9 ! 28.9   71.1   98.5   #   94.3   4.8 !
No 68.7   29.2   90.0   9.0   24.3   75.2   95.9   2.6   94.3   3.6  
                                         
Student report of theft
   victimization at school4
                                       
Yes 78.7   20.7   86.9   13.1   21.5   78.5   97.5     94.2   5.2 !
No 68.5   29.4   90.1   8.8   24.4   75.0   95.9   2.6   94.3   3.6  
                                         
Sector                                        
Public 71.8   26.1   90.9   8.0   25.2   74.2   96.0   2.4   95.0   2.9  
Private 36.6   61.5   80.6   18.3   14.6   85.0   95.4   4.0   86.6   10.6  
# Rounds to zero.
! 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 "All other races, not Hispanic or Latino" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives) and respondents of two or more races. For this report, not Hispanic or Latino students who identified themselves as being of two or more races (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "all other races, not Hispanic or Latino" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino origin were classified as "Hispanic or Latino," 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 Rates for 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 Incident Report of the National Crime Victimization Survey and appended to the School Crime Supplement (SCS) data file. Readers should note the reference period for the victimization data is "the last 6 months" while the reference period for the SCS is "the last school year."
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Details may not sum to 100 percent because respondent-volunteered "don't know" responses are included in the base for the percentages listed. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,967,000 in 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2007.


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