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


Student or school characteristic Locker checks Metal detectors Security cameras Locked entrance or exit doors during the day
Yes   No   Yes   No   Yes   No   Yes   No
Total 53.6   37.5   10.1   84.5   66.0   20.7   60.9   33.1
                               
Sex                              
Male 54.7   36.2   10.8   83.9   66.5   21.0   60.5   33.7
Female 52.4   38.8   9.5   85.2   65.5   20.4   61.3   32.4
                               
Race/ethnicity                              
White, not Hispanic or Latino 57.4   33.1   5.2   89.9   66.7   20.3   61.1   33.0
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 50.6   40.0   25.6   69.8   73.9   15.8   60.6   33.0
Hispanic or Latino 45.7   47.6   13.7   79.2   59.6   25.2   62.1   32.4
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino1 47.0   44.2   9.6   84.0   59.5   23.4   56.8   35.4
                               
Grade                              
6th 41.0   49.2   8.9   85.2   55.0   26.3   63.0   31.1
7th 52.8   38.6   7.2   85.0   55.5   25.9   61.3   31.0
8th 52.8   39.4   7.5   87.4   59.0   26.0   58.2   34.4
9th 54.1   35.9   11.7   81.3   70.9   16.0   58.8   33.4
10th 57.4   34.0   11.8   83.2   70.1   19.2   59.5   35.9
11th 55.5   35.3   12.0   84.5   74.5   16.8   62.9   32.4
12th 57.0   34.2   11.5   85.6   74.4   16.3   64.0   32.8
                               
Household income                              
Less than $7,500 55.0   36.6   21.9   74.3   66.0   18.9   63.1   31.5
$7,500-14,999 59.7   29.4   21.6   68.6   69.0   19.5   62.1   31.6
$15,000-24,999 51.8   43.3   13.4   81.5   68.9   22.0   57.8   36.9
$25,000-34,999 52.7   36.5   12.7   80.5   68.4   17.2   55.4   37.8
$35,000-49,999 59.8   32.6   12.4   81.9   68.6   21.0   61.7   33.1
$50,000 or more 53.9   36.8   5.7   89.8   66.4   20.5   62.1   32.5
                               
Urbanicity2                              
Urban 46.2   44.1   18.1   76.0   60.9   21.9   62.9   31.4
Suburban 52.5   38.1   7.3   87.1   67.3   19.8   62.0   31.9
Rural 68.3   25.3   6.0   90.4   70.1   21.5   54.4   39.3
                               
Self-report of grades in school3                              
Mostly A's 52.4   38.8   7.8   86.8   64.2   21.4   63.0   31.6
Mostly B's 53.6   36.9   10.9   84.3   67.9   19.6   60.2   33.5
Mostly C's 55.8   37.3   12.1   82.5   66.5   21.6   58.3   35.9
Mostly D's 58.7   32.9   16.0   80.5   68.0   23.2   61.4   33.2
Mostly F's 56.8   37.9     89.5   80.7   13.4 ! 66.3   33.7
                               
Student report of violent
   victimization at school4
                             
Yes 56.1   35.7   16.4   81.3   67.7   23.1   65.2   34.8
No 53.5   37.5   10.0   84.6   66.0   20.7   60.8   33.1
                               
Student report of theft
   victimization at school4
                             
Yes 50.5   41.1   15.9   81.3   71.8   16.9   62.2   33.0
No 53.6   37.4   9.9   84.6   65.9   20.8   60.8   33.1
                               
Sector                              
Public 54.7   36.2   10.7   83.8   67.7   19.3   60.7   33.1
Private 41.3   51.5   3.8   92.8   48.7   36.1   62.5   33.0
! 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 inside 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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