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

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Table 3.1.

Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by type of victimization and selected student and school characteristics: Various years, 1995-2005 (Return to Table 3.1)


2003 2005
Student or school
characteristic
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
Total Theft Violent Serious
violent1
Total 5.1 4.0 1.3 0.2 4.2 3.1 1.2 0.3
                 
Sex                
Male 5.4 4.0 1.8 0.3! 4.5 3.0 1.6 0.3!
Female 4.8 4.1 0.9 3.9 3.2 0.7 0.3
                 
Race/ethnicity2                
White 5.4 4.3 1.4 0.2! 4.6 3.4 1.3 0.3!
Black 5.3 4.0 1.6 3.9 2.7 1.3!
Hispanic 3.9 3.0 1.1 0.4! 3.8 3.0 0.9 0.4!
Other 5.0 4.4 2.2! 1.6! #
                 
Grade                
6th 3.8 2.2 1.9 # 4.6 2.8 1.8
7th 6.3 4.8 1.7 5.2 2.8 2.6
8th 5.2 4.1 1.5 0.3! 3.6 2.4 1.4
9th 6.3 5.3 1.5 0.6! 4.6 3.7 1.0!
10th 4.8 3.7 1.4 # 4.1 3.6 0.5!
11th 5.1 4.1 1.0! 3.6 2.9 0.7!
12th 3.6 3.1 0.5! # 3.6 3.3
                 
Urbanicity                
Urban 6.1 4.5 1.8 0.4! 5.2 3.5 1.8 0.4!
Suburban 4.8 3.8 1.2 0.1! 4.2 3.2 1.1 0.3!
Rural 4.7 3.9 0.9! 2.8 2.2! 0.6!
                 
Sector                
Public 5.2 4.0 1.4 0.2 4.3 3.2 1.2 0.3
Private 4.9 4.0 0.9! # 2.6 1.3! 1.3!
# No cases are reported, although the event defined could have been reported by some students with these characteristics had a different sample been drawn.
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
2 Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and, from 2003 onward, more than one race. For this report, non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race were included in the Other category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race. Due to changes in racial/ethnic categories, comparisons of race/ethnicity across years should be made with caution.
NOTE: Theft includes purse snatching, pick pocketing, all burglaries, attempted forcible entry, and all attempted and completed thefts except motor vehicle thefts. Theft does not include robbery in which threat or use of force is involved. 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 the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. 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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