U.S. schools - security measures from 2001-2017

Percentage of students who reported selected security measures at school from 2001 to 2017

U.S. schools - security measures from 2001-2017 This graph shows the percentage of U.S. students who reported selected security measures at their school from 2001 to 2017. In 2017, about 10.4 percent of the respondents stated that their school had metal detectors.
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Percentage of students who reported selected security measures at school from 2001 to 2017

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A code of student conduct95.1%95.3%95.5%95.9%95.6%95.7%95.9%95.7%94.7%
A requirement that visitors sign in90.2%91.7%93%94.3%94.3%94.9%95.8%90.2%90.4%
Other school staff or other adult supervision in the hallway88.3%90.6%90.1%90%90.6%88.9%90.5%89.5%88.2%
One or more security cameras to monitor the school38.5%47.9%57.9%66%70%76.7%76.7%82.5%83.8%
Security guards and/or assigned police officers63.6%69.6%68.3%68.8%68.1%69.8%70.4%69.5%70.9%
Locked entrance or exit doors during the day48.8%52.8%54.3%60.9%64.3%64.5%75.8%78.2%78.8%
Locker checks53.5%53%53.2%53.6%53.8%53%52%52.9%47.8%
A requirement that students wear badges or picture identification21.2%22.5%24.9%24.3%23.4%24.8%26.2%23.9%24.4%
Metal detectors8.7%10.1%10.7%10.1%10.6%11.2%11%12.3%10.4%
200120032005200720092011201320152017
A code of student conduct95.1%95.3%95.5%95.9%95.6%95.7%95.9%95.7%94.7%
A requirement that visitors sign in90.2%91.7%93%94.3%94.3%94.9%95.8%90.2%90.4%
Other school staff or other adult supervision in the hallway88.3%90.6%90.1%90%90.6%88.9%90.5%89.5%88.2%
One or more security cameras to monitor the school38.5%47.9%57.9%66%70%76.7%76.7%82.5%83.8%
Security guards and/or assigned police officers63.6%69.6%68.3%68.8%68.1%69.8%70.4%69.5%70.9%
Locked entrance or exit doors during the day48.8%52.8%54.3%60.9%64.3%64.5%75.8%78.2%78.8%
Locker checks53.5%53%53.2%53.6%53.8%53%52%52.9%47.8%
A requirement that students wear badges or picture identification21.2%22.5%24.9%24.3%23.4%24.8%26.2%23.9%24.4%
Metal detectors8.7%10.1%10.7%10.1%10.6%11.2%11%12.3%10.4%
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This graph shows the percentage of U.S. students who reported selected security measures at their school from 2001 to 2017. In 2017, about 10.4 percent of the respondents stated that their school had metal detectors.
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