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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 2:
Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School


Table 2.2. Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 12–18 at school and rate of crimes per 1,000 students, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003
Student or school characteristic Number of crimes Rate of crimes per 1,000 students
Total Theft Violent Serious violent1 Total Theft Violent Serious violent1
 
At school
 
    Total 1,930,100 1,191,400 738,700 154,200 73 45 28 6  
 
Sex
  Male 1,149,600 606,700 542,900 124,600 85 45 40 9  
  Female 780,500 584,700 195,700 29,600 61 45 15 2  
 
Age
  12-14 990,700 561,800 428,900 102,100 77 44 33 8  
  15-18 939,400 629,600 309,800 52,100 69 46 23 4  
 
Race/ethnicity2
  White 1,205,700 773,400 432,300 65,600 75 48 27 4  
  Black 342,700 210,500 132,200 28,100
!
87 54 34 7
!
  Hispanic 257,300 144,600 112,700 30,500
!
53 30 23 6
!
  Other 48,500 28,100 20,400 6,000
!
43 25 18 5
!
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 656,000 367,600 288,500 77,600 87 49 38 10  
  Suburban 997,800 636,600 361,200 66,100 71 45 26 5  
  Rural 276,300 187,200 89,000 10,500
!
59 40 19 2
!
 
Household income
  Less than $15,000 162,300 70,000 92,300 23,600
!
66 28 37 10
!
  $15,000-29,999 338,500 175,600 162,900 53,100
87 45 42 14
  $30,000-49,999 355,100 218,900 136,200 40,100
!
71 44 27 8
!
  $50,000-74,999 315,500 220,900 94,600 15,900
76 53 23 4
  $75,000 or more 494,800 362,500 132,400 11,100
!
83 61 22 2
!
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on fewer than 10 cases.
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
2 Other includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
NOTE: Serious violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes include serious violent crimes and simple assault. Total crimes include violent crimes and theft. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, or on the way to or from school. Population size is 26,386,000 students ages 12–18 in 2003. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and missing data on student characteristics. Estimates of number of crimes are rounded to the nearest 100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2003.



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