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


Figure 18.1.

Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported avoiding school activities or one or more places in school during the previous 6 months because of fear of attack or harm: Various years, 1995-2005



Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported avoiding school activities or one or more places in school during the previous 6 months because of fear of attack or harm: Various years, 1995-2005

1 Data for 1995 are not available.
NOTE: "Avoided school activities" includes skipped extracurricular activities, skipped class, or stayed home from school, and "avoided one or more places in school" includes the entrance, any hallways or stairs, parts of the cafeteria, restrooms, and other places inside the school building. For the 2001 survey, the wording was changed from "attack or harm" to "attack or threat of attack." 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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