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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 3:
Prevalence of Victimization at School


Table 3.1. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by type of victimization and selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1995–2003
Student or school characteristic 1995 1999
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
 
    Total 9.5 7.1 3.0 0.7 7.6 5.7 2.3 0.5
 
Sex
  Male 10.0 7.1 3.5 0.9 7.8 5.7 2.5 0.6
  Female 9.0 7.1 2.4 0.4 7.3 5.7 2.0 0.5
 
Race/ethnicity2
  White 9.8 7.4 3.0 0.6 7.5 5.8 2.1 0.4
  Black 10.2 7.1 3.4 1.0 9.9 7.4 3.5 1.2
  Hispanic 7.6 5.8 2.7 0.9 5.7 3.9 1.9 0.6
  Other 8.8 6.5 2.5 0.5 6.4 4.4 2.2 #
 
Grade
  6th 9.6 5.4 5.1 1.5 8.0 5.2 3.8 1.3
  7th 11.2 8.1 3.8 0.9 8.2 6.0 2.6 0.9
  8th 10.5 7.9 3.1 0.8 7.6 5.9 2.4 0.5
  9th 11.9 9.1 3.4 0.7 8.9 6.5 3.2 0.6
  10th 9.1 7.7 2.1 0.4 8.0 6.5 1.7 0.5
  11th 7.3 5.5 1.9 0.4 7.2 5.5 1.8 0.1
  12th 6.1 4.6 1.9 0.4 4.8 4.0 0.8 0.3
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 9.3 6.6 3.3 1.3 8.4 6.9 2.3 0.7
  Suburban 10.3 7.6 3.5 0.6 7.6 5.4 2.4 0.5
  Rural 8.3 6.8 1.8 0.3 6.4 5.0 1.9 0.4
 
Sector
  Public 9.8 7.3 3.1 0.7 7.9 5.9 2.5 0.6
  Private 6.6 5.2 1.7 0.1 4.5 4.3 0.3 #
See notes at end of table.
 
Table 3.1.—Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by type of victimization and selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1995–2003—Continued
Student or school characteristic 2001 2003
Total Theft Violent Serious violent1 Total Theft Violent Serious violent1
 
  Total 5.5 4.2 1.8 0.4 5.1 4.0 1.3 0.2
 
Sex
  Male 6.1 4.5 2.1 0.5 5.4 4.0 1.8 0.3
  Female 4.9 3.8 1.5 0.4 4.8 4.1 0.9 0.1
 
Race/ethnicity2
  White 5.8 4.2 2.0 0.4 5.4 4.3 1.4 0.2
  Black 6.1 5.0 1.3 0.5 5.3 4.0 1.6 0.1
  Hispanic 4.6 3.7 1.5 0.8 3.9 3.0 1.1 0.4
  Other 3.1 2.9 0.4 # 5.0 4.4 0.6 0.2
 
Grade
  6th 5.9 4.0 2.6 0.1 3.8 2.2 1.9 #
  7th 5.8 3.4 2.6 0.6 6.3 4.8 1.7 0.3
  8th 4.3 3.3 1.3 0.3 5.2 4.1 1.5 0.3
  9th 7.9 6.2 2.4 0.8 6.3 5.3 1.5 0.6
  10th 6.5 5.7 1.2 0.4 4.8 3.7 1.4 #
  11th 4.8 3.8 1.6 0.3 5.1 4.1 1.0 0.1
  12th 2.9 2.3 0.9 0.3 3.6 3.1 0.5 #
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 5.9 4.5 1.7 0.5 6.1 4.5 1.8 0.4
  Suburban 5.7 4.3 1.7 0.4 4.8 3.8 1.2 0.1
  Rural 4.7 3.4 2.0 0.5 4.7 3.9 0.9 0.2
 
Sector
  Public 5.7 4.4 1.9 0.5 5.2 4.0 1.4 0.2
  Private 3.4 2.5 1.0 # 4.9 4.0 0.9 #
# No cases are reported in this cell, although the event defined by this cell could have been reported by some students with these characteristics had a different sample been drawn.
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
2 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: 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 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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