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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
NCES 2008-021
December 2007


Figure 17.1.

Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being afraid of attack or harm during the previous 6 months, by location: Various years, 1995-2005



Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being afraid of attack or harm during the previous 6 months, by location: Various years, 1995-2005

NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. For the 2001 survey, the wording was changed from "attack or harm" to "attack or threat of attack." Includes students who reported that they sometimes or most of the time feared being victimized in this way. Fear of attack away from school was not collected in 1995. In 2005, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. For more information, please see appendix A. Population sizes for students ages 12–18 are 23,325,000 in 1995; 24,614,000 in 1999; 24,315,000 in 2001; 25,684,000 in 2003; and 25,811,000 in 2005.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1995–2005.
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