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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

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


Table 18.2. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported avoiding one or more places in school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1995–2003
Student or school characteristic 1995 1999 2001 2003
 
    Total 8.7 4.6 4.7 4.0
 
Sex
  Male 8.8 4.6 4.7 3.9
  Female 8.5 4.6 4.6 4.1
 
Race/ethnicity1
  White 7.1 3.8 3.9 3.0
  Black 12.1 6.7 6.6 5.1
  Hispanic 12.9 6.2 5.5 6.3
  Other 11.1 5.4 6.2 4.4
 
Grade
  6th 11.6 5.9 6.8 5.6
  7th 11.8 6.1 6.2 5.7
  8th 8.8 5.5 5.2 4.7
  9th 9.5 5.3 5.0 5.1
  10th 7.8 4.7 4.2 3.1
  11th 6.9 2.5 2.8 2.5
  12th 4.1 2.4 3.0 1.2
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 11.7 5.8 6.0 5.7
  Suburban 7.9 4.7 4.3 3.5
  Rural 7.0 3.0 3.9 2.8
 
Sector
  Public 9.3 5.0 4.9 4.2
  Private 2.2 1.6 2.0 1.5
1 Other includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). In 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. For this report, non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the other category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race. Due to changes in race/ethnicity categories, comparisons of race/ethnicity across years should be made with caution.
NOTE: Places include the entrance, any hallways or stairs, parts of the cafeteria, restrooms, and other places inside the school building. 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.



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