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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 5:
Nonfatal Teacher Victimization at School


Table 5.1. Average annual number of teacher-reported nonfatal crimes against teachers and average annual rate of crimes per 1,000 teachers at school, by type of crime and selected teacher and school characteristics: 1998–2003
Teacher or school characteristic Average annual number of crimes 1999–2003 Average annual rate of crimes per 1,000 teachers
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
 
    Total 183,400 118,800 64,600 7,400 39 25 14 2  
 
Sex
  Male 48,000 23,800 24,200 2,700
!
43 21 22 2
!
  Female 135,400 95,000 40,400 4,800 38 26 11 1  
 
Race/ethnicity2
White 158,900 104,200 54,700 5,800 41 27 14 1  
  Black 10,600 6,700 3,900
!
800
!
24 15
9
!
2
!
  Hispanic 11,400 7,000 4,400
400
!
38 23
15
1
!
  Other 2,500
!
900
!
1,600
!
400
!
30 ! 11
!
19
!
5
!
 
Instructional level3
  Elementary 71,400 50,000 21,400
!
2,000
!
29 20 9
!
1
!
  Middle/junior high 41,700 25,500 16,200 4,100
!
41 25 16 4
!
  Senior high 70,300 43,300 27,000 1,300
!
58 36 22 1
!
 
Urbanicity4
  Urban 104,200 58,600 45,600 2,400
!
46 26 20 1
!
  Suburban 47,400 36,700 10,700 3,200
!
33 26 7 2
!
  Rural 23,900 17,000 6,900 400
!
31 22 9 1
!
! 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.
3 Instructional level was identified by respondent teachers.
4 Teachers teaching in more than one school across more than one type of urbanicity are not included.
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, at work site, or while working. For thefts, "while working" is not considered since thefts of teachers' property kept at school can occur when teachers are not present. The data are aggregated from 1999 through 2003 due to the small number of teachers in each year's sample. On average, there were about 4.7 million teachers per year over the 5-year period for a total population size of 26,555,000 teachers. The population reported here includes teachers from any sector, part-time teachers, and other instructional and support staff. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and missing data on school characteristics. Estimates of average annual number of crimes are rounded to the nearest 100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 1999–2003.



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