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Table 29.  Percentage of public schools reporting that their efforts to reduce or prevent crime at school were limited in a major way, a minor way, or not at all, by selected factors: School year 2005–06
Factor  Efforts to reduce or prevent crime were limited in a major way   Efforts to reduce or prevent crime were limited in a minor way   Efforts to reduce or prevent crime were not limited at all  
Lack of or inadequate teacher training in
    classroom management 
3   32   65  
Lack of or inadequate alternative placements
    or programs for disruptive students 
19   36   45  
Likelihood of complaints from parents  2   24   74  
Lack of teacher support for school policies  1   17   82  
Lack of parental support for school policies  6   33   61  
Teachers’ fear of student retaliation  1   13   86  
Fear of litigation  2   25   74  
Inadequate funds  17   33   49  
Inconsistent application of school policies
    by faculty or staff 
5   34   61  
Fear of district or state reprisal  1   12   87  
Federal, state, or district policies on
    disciplining special education students1 
11   34   55  
Other federal policies on discipline and
3   21   76  
Other state or district policies on discipline
    and safety 
2   21   77  
1 A special education student was defined for respondents as "a child with a disability, defined as mental retardation, hearing impairments (including deafness), speech or language impairments, visual impairments (including blindness), serious emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, or specific learning disabilities, and who needs special education and related services and receives these under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)."
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2006.