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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

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


Table 2.3. Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 12–18 away from school and rate of crimes per 1,000 students, by selected Table 2.3.-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
 
Away from school
 
    Total 1,592,600 746,200 846,400 325,000 60 28 32 12  
 
Sex
  Male 928,600 388,200 540,400 211,100 69 29 40 16  
  Female 664,000 358,000 306,000 113,900 52 28 24 9  
 
Age
  12-14 528,000 269,500 258,500 77,900 41 21 20 6  
  15-18 1,064,700 476,700 587,900 247,100 79 35 43 18  
 
Race/ethnicity2
  White 1,040,900 456,200 584,800 222,500 65 28 36 14  
  Black 223,900 118,100 105,800 51,500 57 30 27 13  
  Hispanic 240,100 110,200 129,800 44,500 50 23 27 9  
  Other 57,900 42,400 15,500
!
2,300
!
52 38 14
!
2
!
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 492,700 248,300 244,400 80,100 65 33 32 11  
  Suburban 748,100 353,700 394,300 185,100 53 25 28 13  
  Rural 351,900 144,200 207,700 59,800
!
75 31 44 13
!
 
Household income
  Less than $15,000 159,900 72,500 87,400 32,300
!
65 29 35 13
!
  $15,000-29,999 345,900 176,500 169,500 46,400
89 45 44 12
  $30,000-49,999 293,200 133,300 159,900 94,600
!
58 27 32 19
!
  $50,000-74,999 283,600 122,600 161,000 38,000 69 30 39 9  
  $75,000 or more 247,500 132,700 114,800 37,900 42 22 19 6
! 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. 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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