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Table 151. Percentage of public schools reporting crime incidents and number and rate of incidents, by school characteristics and type of incident: 1999-2000 and 2005-06 (Table 151—Continued)
Type of crime incident All public schools, 1999-2000 2005-06
All public schools Instruction level of school Size of enrollment Urbanicity
Primary Middle High Less than 300 300 to 499 500 to 999 1,000 or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number of schools (in thousands) 82   (#) 71   (1.0) 38   (0.9) 15   (0.1) 12   (0.1) 15   (0.8) 20   (0.6) 26   (0.4) 9   (0.1)
Percent of schools with incident 86.4   (1.23) 85.7   (1.07) 77.8   (1.68) 98.0   (0.42) 98.5   (0.54) 73.9   (3.38) 85.8   (1.90) 90.3   (1.17) 97.8   (0.92)
Violent incidents2  71.4   (1.37) 77.7   (1.11) 67.3   (1.75) 94.4   (0.85) 95.2   (0.92) 63.7   (3.29) 77.3   (2.08) 82.1   (1.38) 96.5   (1.03)
Serious violent incidents3  19.7   (0.98) 17.1   (0.91) 11.0   (1.22) 25.2   (1.59) 31.8   (1.77) 11.4   (1.63) 11.7   (1.38) 19.2   (1.41) 37.2   (1.82)
Rape or attempted rape4  0.7   (0.10) 0.3   (0.07) #   (†) 0.8 ! (0.29) 1.4   (0.37)   (†)   (†) 0.3 ! (0.11) 1.5   (0.44)
Sexual battery other than rape5  2.5   (0.33) 2.8   (0.24) 0.8 ! (0.31) 4.6   (0.89) 8.8   (0.95) 0.8 ! (0.34) 2.1   (0.58) 2.8   (0.46) 9.0   (1.05)
Physical attack or fight6 with weapon7  5.2   (0.60) 3.0   (0.38) 1.2 ! (0.38) 4.8   (0.65) 6.5   (0.81)   (†) 1.7 ! (0.66) 3.8   (0.76) 7.8   (0.95)
Threat of attack with weapon7  11.1   (0.70) 8.8   (0.66) 6.9   (1.05) 12.5   (1.14) 12.7   (1.09) 6.5   (1.37) 6.7   (1.06) 9.8   (1.11) 16.1   (1.51)
Robbery8 with a weapon7  0.5 ! (0.15) 0.4   (0.12)   (†) 0.4 ! (0.19) 1.1   (0.26)   (†) #   (†)   (†) 2.1   (0.55)
Robbery8 without a weapon7  5.3   (0.56) 6.4   (0.59) 3.6   (0.68) 9.1   (0.88) 13.9   (1.25) 5.4   (1.35) 3.2   (0.78) 6.5   (0.77) 16.7   (1.25)
Physical attack or fight without a weapon 63.7   (1.52) 74.3   (1.20) 63.3   (1.97) 91.9   (0.94) 93.5   (1.08) 57.1   (3.60) 73.7   (2.18) 80.1   (1.42) 95.8   (1.00)
Threat of attack without weapon 52.2   (1.47) 52.2   (1.27) 41.7   (2.04) 70.6   (1.74) 70.9   (1.64) 39.5   (2.82) 49.7   (2.33) 55.0   (2.02) 77.9   (1.87)
Theft/larceny9  45.6   (1.37) 46.0   (1.07) 27.8   (1.55) 68.7   (1.48) 85.6   (1.32) 29.6   (2.52) 37.2   (1.91) 52.1   (1.83) 85.8   (1.64)
Other incidents10    (†) 68.2   (1.07) 54.8   (1.67) 87.8   (0.94) 93.6   (1.08) 53.2   (3.02) 63.4   (2.47) 74.2   (2.07) 95.1   (1.15)
Possess firearm/explosive device11  5.5   (0.44) 7.2   (0.60) 4.9   (0.79) 8.2   (0.83) 14.4   (1.23) 2.3 ! (0.78) 4.6   (1.08) 9.4   (1.09) 18.0   (1.73)
Possess knife or sharp object 42.6   (1.28) 42.8   (1.23) 33.0   (1.70) 60.3   (1.26) 65.1   (1.81) 24.8   (2.45) 36.6   (2.42) 50.0   (2.22) 76.0   (1.66)
Distribution, possesion, or use of illegal drugs   (†) 25.9   (0.68) 3.4   (0.64) 48.8   (1.58) 79.7   (1.64) 14.7   (1.82) 12.3   (1.10) 28.6   (1.07) 77.2   (1.14)
Distribution, possession, or use of alcohol   (†) 16.2   (0.68) 1.1 ! (0.41) 21.2   (1.27) 60.6   (1.67) 10.2   (1.62) 8.3   (1.44) 14.4   (0.72) 55.2   (1.41)
Vandalism12  51.5   (1.61) 50.5   (1.17) 40.4   (1.80) 67.3   (1.58) 74.1   (1.62) 37.6   (2.68) 44.1   (2.35) 55.5   (2.04) 79.8   (1.85)
Number of incidents (in thousands) 2,259   (117.0) 2,191   (45.0) 703   (42.3) 722   (22.6) 611   (18.4) 220   (20.5) 420   (26.4) 851   (35.7) 700   (21.7)
Violent incidents2  1,466   (103.7) 1,489   (39.0) 562   (36.6) 522   (20.8) 314   (14.7) 148   (17.0) 325   (25.6) 610   (30.7) 406   (17.9)
Serious violent incidents3  61   (7.0) 59   (6.8) 19 ! (6.5) 19   (2.3) 17   (1.6)   (†) 7   (1.1) 21   (2.4) 19   (2.2)
Rape or attempted rape4  1   (0.1) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Sexual battery other than rape5  4   (1.1) 4   (0.4) 1 ! (0.3) 1   (0.3) 2   (0.3) #   (†) 1 ! (0.2) 1   (0.3) 2   (0.3)
Physical attack or fight6 with weapon7  12   (2.5) 7   (1.6) 1 ! (0.2) 4 ! (1.5) 2   (0.2)   (†) #   (†) 4 ! (1.6) 2   (0.5)
Threat of attack with weapon7  21   (1.9) 25   (6.5) 13 ! (6.4) 6   (1.0) 5   (0.7)   (†) 2   (0.4) 9   (1.2) 5   (1.2)
Robbery8 with a weapon7    (†) 1 ! (0.2)   (†)   (†) #   (†)   (†) #   (†)   (†) #   (†)
Robbery8 without a weapon7  20   (3.2) 22   (2.5) 5 ! (1.4) 7   (1.3) 9   (1.1) 3   (0.9) 3   (0.9) 6   (0.9) 9   (1.2)
Physical attack or fight without a weapon7  807   (59.6) 898   (25.5) 356   (21.8) 315   (13.5) 172   (8.1) 92   (11.7) 207   (15.7) 361   (19.9) 237   (11.1)
Threat of attack without weapon 599   (52.7) 533   (20.3) 186   (18.6) 189   (12.6) 124   (7.5) 44   (5.0) 111   (13.5) 227   (17.6) 150   (9.6)
Theft/larceny9  218   (9.2) 243   (6.2) 36   (3.6) 79   (3.4) 106   (3.3) 19   (2.2) 32   (2.3) 90   (4.5) 103   (3.2)
Other incidents10    (†) 459   (11.2) 106   (7.1) 121   (4.0) 192   (4.7) 53   (5.6) 64   (3.8) 152   (5.9) 191   (6.0)
Possess firearm/explosive device11  9   (2.2) 12   (1.9) 6 ! (1.8) 3   (0.4) 3   (0.4)   (†) 1   (0.3) 6   (1.1) 4   (0.7)
Possess knife or sharp object 86   (4.0) 90   (2.3) 30   (1.9) 27   (1.3) 28   (1.1) 9   (1.1) 16   (1.2) 36   (1.6) 29   (1.0)
Distribution, possesion, or use of illegal drugs   (†) 117   (4.3) 2   (0.4) 27   (1.5) 76   (2.9) 9   (1.9) 8   (0.8) 29   (1.6) 71   (2.8)
Distribution, possession, or use of alcohol   (†) 47   (2.4) 1 ! (0.4) 7   (0.6) 31   (1.4) 5   (1.2) 5   (1.1) 11   (1.0) 26   (1.5)
Vandalism12  211   (13.6) 193   (7.2) 67   (5.4) 58   (2.7) 55   (2.4) 28   (4.1) 34   (2.9) 70   (3.9) 61   (3.4)
Number of incidents per 100,000 students 4,849   (252.4) 4,584   (95.9) 3,150   (179.3) 7,135   (204.3) 5,010   (151.5) 5,107   (449.1) 4,400   (264.5) 4,309   (168.3) 4,932   (169.4)
Violent incidents2  3,147   (223.8) 3,116   (82.3) 2,516   (155.2) 5,158   (191.2) 2,571   (120.8) 3,449   (376.3) 3,403   (256.5) 3,086   (144.6) 2,863   (137.8)
Serious violent incidents3  130   (15.2) 124   (14.2) 86 ! (28.7) 186   (22.3) 143   (13.4)   (†) 72   (11.4) 107   (11.8) 135   (15.4)
Rape or attempted rape4  1   (0.2) 1   (0.2) #   (†) 1 ! (0.4) 2 ! (0.5)   (†)   (†) #   (†) 1 ! (0.4)
Sexual battery other than rape5  9   (2.4) 9   (0.8) 3 ! (1.2) 12   (3.1) 18   (2.4) 4 ! (1.7) 8 ! (2.4) 7   (1.5) 13   (2.0)
Physical attack or fight6 with weapon7  26   (5.4) 15   (3.4) 3 ! (1.0) 41 ! (15.2) 13   (1.9)   (†) 5 ! (2.0) 21 ! (8.0) 15   (3.3)
Threat of attack with weapon7  45   (4.1) 52   (13.7) 59 ! (28.3) 59   (9.6) 38   (6.1)   (†) 25   (4.7) 45   (6.3) 38   (8.4)
Robbery8 with a weapon7    (†) 1 ! (0.5)   (†)   (†) 2 ! (0.6)   (†) #   (†)   (†) 3 ! (1.4)
Robbery8 without a weapon7  43   (6.8) 46   (5.2) 21 ! (6.3) 71   (12.7) 71   (9.2) 75   (20.5) 34   (9.8) 32   (4.8) 65   (8.4)
Physical attack or fight without a weapon 1,732   (128.8) 1,878   (54.5) 1,595   (92.1) 3,107   (123.8) 1,412   (65.2) 2,140   (259.3) 2,171   (154.3) 1,828   (92.2) 1,671   (83.9)
Threat of attack without weapon 1,285   (113.2) 1,114   (42.6) 834   (82.1) 1,865   (122.0) 1,015   (62.4) 1,031   (119.4) 1,160   (139.7) 1,151   (88.2) 1,058   (71.2)
Theft/larceny9  468   (20.2) 508   (12.8) 161   (15.7) 783   (35.1) 865   (27.3) 430   (49.9) 331   (23.9) 454   (23.1) 724   (22.9)
Other incidents10    (†) 960   (24.4) 474   (31.4) 1,193   (37.3) 1,574   (38.1) 1,227   (128.2) 666   (42.6) 768   (30.6) 1,344   (41.3)
Possess firearm/explosive device11  18   (4.8) 26   (4.0) 27   (4.0) 28   (3.8) 23   (3.0)   (†) 12   (2.7) 29   (5.8) 26   (5.0)
Possess knife or sharp object 184   (8.7) 188   (4.9) 135   (8.4) 268   (11.7) 226   (8.7) 218   (26.8) 165   (12.5) 182   (8.1) 203   (6.6)
Distribution, possesion, or use of illegal drugs   (†) 245   (9.3) 9   (1.8) 264   (13.2) 620   (24.2) 202   (42.6) 81   (8.8) 147   (8.2) 504   (19.9)
Distribution, possession, or use of alcohol   (†) 98   (5.2) 4 ! (1.6) 66   (5.6) 258   (11.2) 122   (27.6) 52   (11.5) 54   (5.1) 182   (9.7)
Vandalism12  453   (28.6) 403   (15.0) 299   (24.4) 568   (28.3) 448   (19.4) 644   (96.2) 357   (33.5) 355   (19.7) 429   (24.9)
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