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Table 233.80. Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported various security measures at school: Selected years, 1999 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Security measure 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total, at least one of the listed security measures (†) 99.4 (0.09) 99.3 (0.12) 99.6 (0.10) 99.8 (0.06) 99.3 (0.10) 99.6 (0.08) 99.6 (0.07) 99.8 (0.06)
                                     
Metal detectors 9.0 (0.51) 8.7 (0.61) 10.1 (0.84) 10.7 (0.74) 10.1 (0.51) 10.6 (0.76) 11.2 (0.64) 11.0 (0.72) 12.3 (0.74)
Locker checks 53.3 (0.83) 53.5 (0.92) 53.0 (0.91) 53.2 (0.90) 53.6 (0.95) 53.8 (1.17) 53.0 (0.99) 52.0 (1.13) 52.9 (1.25)
One or more security cameras to monitor the school (†) 38.5 (1.13) 47.9 (1.16) 57.9 (1.35) 66.0 (0.99) 70.0 (1.05) 76.7 (0.83) 76.7 (1.06) 82.5 (0.85)
Security guards and/or assigned police officers 54.1 (1.36) 63.6 (1.25) 69.6 (0.91) 68.3 (1.13) 68.8 (0.98) 68.1 (1.05) 69.8 (1.01) 70.4 (1.04) 69.5 (1.07)
Other school staff or other adults supervising the hallway 85.4 (0.54) 88.3 (0.45) 90.6 (0.39) 90.1 (0.42) 90.0 (0.50) 90.6 (0.46) 88.9 (0.46) 90.5 (0.51) 89.5 (0.55)
                                     
A requirement that students wear badges or picture identification (†) 21.2 (0.99) 22.5 (1.11) 24.9 (1.20) 24.3 (1.00) 23.4 (1.14) 24.8 (1.02) 26.2 (1.02) 23.9 (1.06)
A written code of student conduct (†) 95.1 (0.34) 95.3 (0.37) 95.5 (0.36) 95.9 (0.29) 95.6 (0.39) 95.7 (0.30) 95.9 (0.30) 95.7 (0.38)
Locked entrance or exit doors during the day 38.1 (0.97) 48.8 (1.12) 52.8 (1.16) 54.3 (1.06) 60.9 (1.07) 64.3 (1.27) 64.5 (1.02) 75.8 (1.10) 78.2 (0.97)
A requirement that visitors sign in 87.1 (0.62) 90.2 (0.58) 91.7 (0.48) 93.0 (0.49) 94.3 (0.38) 94.3 (0.52) 94.9 (0.37) 95.8 (0.37) 90.2 (0.62)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 1999 through 2015. (This table was prepared August 2016.)

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