Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 18:
Studentsí Reports of Avoiding School Activities or Specific Places in School


Table 18.1. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported avoiding school activities or avoiding one or more places in school during the previous 6 months: Selected years, 1995–2003
Activity or place avoided 1995 1999 2001 2003
 
    Total 6.9 6.1 5.0
 
Avoided school activities 3.2 2.3 1.9
  Any extracurricular activities 1.7 0.8 1.1 1.0
  Any class 0.6 0.6 0.6
  Stayed home from school 2.3 1.1 0.8
 
Avoided one or more places in school 8.7 4.6 4.7 4.0
  Entrance to the school 2.1 1.1 1.2 1.2
  Hallways or stairs in school 4.2 2.1 2.1 1.7
  Parts of the school cafeteria 2.5 1.3 1.4 1.2
  Any school restrooms 4.4 2.1 2.2 2.0
  Other places inside the school building 2.5 1.4 1.4 1.2
— Not available.
NOTE: See appendix A for details on changes to the questionnaire among survey years. Population sizes for students ages 12–18 are 23,325,000 in 1995, 24,614,000 in 1999, 24,315,000 in 2001, and 25,684,000 in 2003.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, selected years, 1995–2003.



Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.