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

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Table 2.3.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 12-18 away from 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
Away from school  
                 
Total 1,241,100 610,100 630,900 267,800 47 23 24 10
                 
Sex                
Male 726,500 354,300 372,200 143,500 54 26 27 11
Female 514,600 255,800 258,700 124,300 40 20 20 10
                 
Age                
12–14 446,500 257,100 189,400 100,000 36 21 15 8
15–18 794,600 353,000 441,500 167,900 57 25 32 12
                 
Race/ethnicity2                
White 782,400 406,500 375,900 127,400 49 25 23 8
Black 192,900 72,600 120,300 71,100 48 18 30 18
Hispanic 177,600 92,600 84,900 48,700! 38 20 18 10!
Other 88,200 38,400 49,900! 52 23 29!
                 
Urbanicity                
Urban 437,200 191,900 245,200 106,300 59 26 33 14
Suburban 584,100 291,700 292,400 124,600 41 20 20 9
Rural 219,800 126,500 93,300 47 27 20
                 
Household income                
Less than $15,000 149,300 85,700 63,600 65 38 28
$15,000–29,999 244,400 123,000 121,400 57,100 66 33 33 15
$30,000–49,999 219,400 74,600 144,800 53,600 48 16 31 12
$50,000–74,999 209,300 98,900 110,400 39,800! 48 23 25 9!
$75,000 or more 238,800 135,600 103,100 55,400 36 21 16 8
! 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. 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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