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