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

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Table 2.2.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 12-18 at school and rate of crimes per 1,000 students, by selected student and school characteristics: 2005


  Number of crimes Rate of crimes per 1,000 students
Student or school
characteristic
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
At school  
                 
Total 1,496,300 868,100 628,200 136,500 57 33 24 5
                 
Sex                
Male 776,900 415,300 361,700 77,300 57 31 27 6
Female 719,300 452,800 266,500 59,100 56 35 21 5
                 
Age                
12–14 811,400 436,200 375,300 45,800! 65 35 30 4!
15–18 684,900 431,900 252,900 90,600 49 31 18 6
                 
Race/ethnicity2                
White 987,000 604,000 383,000 63,900 62 38 24 4
Black 170,900 88,300 82,600 43 22 21
Hispanic 226,400 128,500 97,900 48 27 21
Other 112,000 47,200 64,800 66 28 38
                 
Urbanicity                
Urban 473,000 222,500 250,500 65,700 64 30 34 9
Suburban 789,200 510,400 278,900 63,300 55 35 19 4
Rural 234,000 135,200 98,800 50 29 21
                 
Household income                
Less than $15,000 88,900 57,000 32,000! 39 25 14!
$15,000–29,999 244,100 94,300 149,800 66 26 41
$30,000–49,999 286,500 128,200 158,300 62 28 34
$50,000–74,999 290,100 168,900 121,200 67 39 28
$75,000 or more 397,200 299,800 97,400 60 46 15
! Interpret data with caution. ‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
2 Other includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians (including Alaska Natives), and those of more than one race. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic ethnicity are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
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, or on the way to or from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 is 26,456,000 in 2005. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and missing data on student and school characteristics. Estimates of number of crimes are rounded to the nearest 100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2005.
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