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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 9:
Studentsí Reports of Gangs at School


Table 9.1. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported that street gangs were present at school during the previous 6 months, by urbanicity and selected student and school characteristics: 2001 and 2003
Student or school characteristic 2001 2003
Total Urban Suburban Rural Total Urban Suburban Rural
 
    Total 20.1 28.9 18.3 13.3 20.9 30.9 18.4 12.3
 
Sex
  Male 21.4 31.9 18.9 14.0 22.3 32.1 20.5 12.2
  Female 18.8 25.9 17.5 12.5 19.5 29.7 16.3 12.4
 
Race/ethnicity1
  White 15.5 20.5 15.4 12.1 14.2 19.8 13.8 10.7
  Black 28.6 32.4 25.4 22.5 29.5 32.8 28.3 21.8
  Hispanic 32.0 40.3 27.1 16.8 37.2 42.6 34.6 12.7
  Other 21.4 27.0 20.0 7.9 22.0 30.6 18.2 10.7
 
Grade
  6th 11.2 14.9 9.0 11.0 10.9 21.6 7.5 1.1
  7th 15.7 23.7 13.7 8.9 16.3 25.5 13.2 9.4
  8th 17.3 24.0 16.6 10.1 17.9 25.2 16.2 10.9
  9th 24.3 35.3 20.8 18.9 26.1 38.2 24.3 13.8
  10th 23.6 33.1 22.3 14.4 26.3 35.3 24.1 18.0
  11th 24.2 34.2 22.7 15.8 23.4 34.6 20.4 15.0
  12th 21.1 34.1 18.6 11.5 22.2 34.8 19.3 13.3
 
Sector
  Public 21.6 31.9 19.5 13.7 22.5 33.7 19.9 12.8
  Private 4.9 5.0 4.3 7.0 3.9 6.0 2.4 4.4
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: "At school" was defined as in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Population sizes for students ages 12–18 are 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, 2001 and 2003.



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