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

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Table 11.2.

Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the previous 6 months, by location of bullying, injury, and selected student and school characteristics: 2005


  Location of bullying  
Student or school characteristic Total Inside school Outside on
school grounds
School bus Somewhere
else
Students who were injured1
             
Total 28.1 79.0 27.8 8.1 4.9 24.0
             
Sex            
Male 27.1 77.6 28.5 8.7 4.4 30.6
Female 29.2 80.4 27.0 7.5 5.3 17.7
             
Race/ethnicity2            
White 30.0 80.6 27.9 7.6 4.7 24.4
Black 28.5 77.3 25.2 10.8 4.3! 25.9
Hispanic 22.3 74.8 28.7 6.2 4.8 21.7
Other 24.6 76.7 31.2 9.4! 7.9! 20.8
             
Grade            
6th 36.6 68.2 36.9 7.6 4.7! 32.3
7th 35.0 81.0 30.0 14.2 2.9 31.7
8th 30.4 79.4 24.8 10.4 4.0 27.0
9th 28.1 81.7 28.0 5.1 5.0 21.0
10th 24.9 80.1 23.3 5.4 4.4! 21.2
11th 23.0 80.3 26.9 4.5! 7.2 14.5
12th 19.9 80.0 24.9 4.4! 8.5 12.7
             
Urbanicity            
Urban 26.0 76.9 28.4 6.5 5.4 23.0
Suburban 28.9 78.5 28.2 8.9 5.2 24.6
Rural 29.0 83.6 25.7 7.6 3.0! 23.8
             
Sector            
Public 28.6 79.4 27.5 8.3 4.9 24.4
Private 22.7 73.9 31.5 4.2! 18.0
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Injury includes bruises or swelling; cuts, scratches, or scrapes; black eye or bloody nose; teeth chipped or knocked out; broken bones or internal injuries; knocked unconscious; or other injuries. Only students who reported that their bullying incident constituted being pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on were asked if they suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
2 Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and 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.
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or 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 size for students ages 12–18 is 25,811,000 in 2005. Location totals may sum to more than 100 because students could have been bullied in more than one location.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005.
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