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Table 229.50. Percentage distribution of public schools, by number of violent incidents of crime at school recorded and reported to the police and selected school characteristics: 2017-18
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
School characteristic Number of violent incidents recorded Number of violent incidents reported to the police
None 1-2 incidents 3-5 incidents 6-9 incidents 10-14 incidents 15-19 incidents 20 or more incidents None 1-2 incidents 3-5 incidents 6-9 incidents 10-14 incidents 15-19 incidents 20 or more incidents
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total 29.3   (1.38) 13.0   (0.92) 15.5   (0.77) 11.3   (0.66) 9.2   (0.66) 5.1   (0.40) 16.5   (0.78) 67.5   (1.08) 15.1   (1.04) 7.4   (0.63) 3.6   (0.27) 2.3   (0.26) 1.4   (0.16) 2.6   (0.22)
School level1                                                                                    
Primary 40.9   (2.17) 11.7   (1.33) 14.8   (1.19) 9.1   (1.17) 7.5   (1.06) 3.3   (0.65) 12.7   (1.26) 84.3   (1.43) 10.3   (1.13) 3.9   (0.82) 0.8 ! (0.32)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Middle 10.2   (1.02) 9.7   (0.97) 15.4   (1.15) 15.7   (1.22) 11.4   (0.86) 9.8   (0.92) 27.8   (1.01) 46.0   (1.75) 22.0   (1.31) 13.1   (1.02) 6.6   (0.77) 3.9   (0.57) 3.1   (0.51) 5.3   (0.66)
High school 9.6   (1.12) 12.1   (1.37) 17.7   (1.52) 15.7   (1.39) 13.9   (1.24) 7.5   (0.80) 23.5   (1.25) 33.1   (1.82) 20.3   (1.58) 14.1   (1.17) 10.3   (1.03) 7.9   (0.94) 4.5   (0.62) 10.0   (0.84)
Combined 25.6   (4.95) 33.4   (4.61) 17.3   (3.55) 9.7 ! (3.13) 6.7 ! (2.86)   (†) 4.6 ! (1.90) 59.4   (5.84) 25.2   (4.98) 7.7   (1.90) 4.1 ! (1.94)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                                                     
Enrollment size                                                                                    
Less than 300 46.9   (3.36) 18.1   (2.53) 14.3   (2.31) 10.0   (2.15) 3.7 ! (1.21) 1.3 ! (0.61) 5.8   (1.59) 80.2   (2.82) 14.2   (2.78) 3.3   (0.89) 1.3 ! (0.63)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.30)
300 to 499 30.8   (2.44) 13.9   (1.54) 19.4   (1.80) 10.3   (1.38) 9.3   (1.31) 4.1   (0.74) 12.2   (1.60) 75.3   (1.72) 12.9   (1.63) 6.8   (1.19) 2.2   (0.57) 1.1 ! (0.53)   (†) 1.0 ! (0.35)
500 to 999 25.0   (1.86) 11.8   (1.13) 14.3   (1.19) 11.9   (1.07) 10.8   (1.21) 6.4   (0.94) 19.8   (1.34) 65.4   (1.62) 16.8   (1.32) 8.1   (1.05) 3.8   (0.47) 2.5   (0.42) 1.6   (0.29) 1.8   (0.29)
1,000 or more 7.3   (1.43) 5.6   (1.10) 11.5   (1.55) 14.7   (1.46) 13.2   (0.98) 10.5   (1.07) 37.2   (1.72) 29.4   (1.74) 16.8   (1.39) 14.6   (1.16) 10.9   (1.12) 9.0   (1.08) 5.5   (0.78) 13.8   (1.08)
                                                                                     
Locale                                                                                    
City 25.0   (2.22) 10.2   (1.50) 13.7   (1.97) 12.0   (2.00) 10.2   (1.45) 5.5   (1.10) 23.3   (1.83) 67.8   (1.89) 14.1   (1.83) 7.3   (1.08) 3.0   (0.46) 2.4   (0.59) 1.7   (0.38) 3.7   (0.45)
Suburban 32.3   (2.24) 11.9   (1.14) 14.3   (1.34) 9.5   (1.07) 9.7   (1.22) 6.0   (0.94) 16.3   (1.61) 68.0   (1.49) 14.5   (1.38) 6.6   (0.73) 4.2   (0.65) 2.5   (0.42) 1.4   (0.23) 2.8   (0.33)
Town 28.0   (2.95) 6.7   (1.63) 14.7   (2.46) 14.7   (2.30) 11.9   (2.32) 7.4   (1.45) 16.6   (1.65) 60.6   (2.40) 14.1   (2.10) 11.5   (2.11) 5.0   (0.88) 3.2   (0.65) 2.4 ! (0.84) 3.3   (0.89)
Rural 30.7   (2.79) 20.4   (2.14) 19.3   (1.89) 11.3   (1.60) 6.2   (1.09) 2.5   (0.56) 9.6   (1.48) 70.1   (2.49) 17.4   (2.38) 6.6   (1.03) 2.8   (0.60) 1.6   (0.40) 0.7   (0.19) 0.9   (0.19)
                                                                                     
Percent minority enrollment2                                                                                    
0 to 25 percent 33.2   (2.47) 16.4   (1.68) 17.3   (1.46) 11.7   (1.01) 8.6   (1.09) 4.0   (0.61) 8.9   (1.16) 66.5   (2.11) 16.6   (1.63) 8.7   (1.08) 3.4   (0.43) 2.6   (0.36) 0.9   (0.19) 1.3   (0.30)
26 to 50 percent 30.5   (2.30) 14.3   (2.32) 15.1   (1.65) 12.5   (1.54) 6.8   (1.15) 6.5   (1.12) 14.3   (1.58) 68.5   (2.21) 14.9   (1.91) 6.5   (0.90) 3.8   (0.62) 2.0   (0.42) 2.3   (0.57) 2.0   (0.36)
51 to 75 percent 24.9   (3.90) 9.1   (2.09) 16.6   (2.71) 10.7   (1.84) 7.8   (1.88) 6.5   (1.42) 24.4   (2.70) 69.0   (2.44) 12.7   (1.77) 6.5   (1.21) 3.7   (1.01) 1.9   (0.42) 1.6   (0.40) 4.6   (0.71)
76 to 100 percent 25.6   (1.93) 9.7   (1.51) 13.0   (1.81) 10.3   (1.63) 12.6   (1.59) 4.7   (0.93) 24.1   (1.86) 67.3   (2.16) 14.6   (1.79) 7.0   (1.20) 3.6   (0.66) 2.4   (0.68) 1.3 ! (0.40) 3.7   (0.47)
                                                                                     
Percent of students eligible for
     free or reduced-price lunch
                                                                                   
0 to 25 percent 42.4   (3.14) 16.4   (2.50) 13.4   (1.79) 10.3   (1.44) 8.6   (1.41) 4.1   (1.00) 4.8   (0.72) 72.6   (1.95) 14.6   (1.93) 5.8   (1.03) 3.6   (0.75) 1.4   (0.32) 1.0   (0.24) 1.0   (0.25)
26 to 50 percent 28.5   (2.74) 15.5   (1.87) 16.9   (1.65) 10.9   (1.27) 8.1   (1.24) 6.5   (0.84) 13.5   (1.67) 63.6   (2.15) 16.1   (1.77) 7.6   (0.94) 3.6   (0.61) 3.7   (0.61) 2.3   (0.56) 3.1   (0.56)
51 to 75 percent 25.3   (3.07) 11.8   (1.86) 17.8   (1.76) 12.5   (1.33) 9.3   (1.52) 4.5   (0.75) 18.8   (1.57) 64.1   (2.38) 15.9   (1.87) 10.1   (1.55) 3.5   (0.54) 2.7   (0.75) 1.2   (0.23) 2.5   (0.40)
76 to 100 percent 25.7   (2.11) 10.3   (1.33) 14.0   (1.81) 11.3   (1.60) 10.1   (1.47) 5.1   (0.87) 23.4   (1.79) 70.2   (1.87) 14.1   (1.76) 6.2   (0.91) 3.6   (0.64) 1.5   (0.30) 1.2   (0.30) 3.2   (0.40)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Primary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not higher than grade 3 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 8. Middle schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 4 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 9. High schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 9. Combined schools include all other combinations of grades, including K-12 schools.
2 Percent combined enrollment of Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and students of Two or more races.
NOTE: "Violent incidents" include rape, sexual assault other than rape, physical attack or fight with or without a weapon, threat of physical attack with or without a weapon, and robbery with or without a weapon. Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. "At school" was defined to include activities that happen in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that hold school-sponsored events or activities. Respondents were instructed to include incidents that occurred before, during, or after normal school hours or when school activities or events were in session. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2017-18 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2018. (This table was prepared August 2019.)

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