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

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Table 11.3.

Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported selected bullying problems at school during the previous 6 months and percentage distribution of the frequency of bullying reports, by selected student and school characteristics: 2005


 Distribution of the frequency of bullying reports
Student or school characteristic Total Once or twice in
the past 6 months
Once or twice
a month
Once or twice
a week
Almost
every day
           
Total 28.1 52.9 25.2 11.3 7.8
         
Sex        
Male 27.1 51.5 24.5 11.8 8.8
Female 29.2 54.2 25.9 10.9 6.8
           
Race/ethnicity1          
White 30.0 52.0 26.3 11.7 7.1
Black 28.5 52.7 22.4 10.1 11.9
Hispanic 22.3 57.5 21.7 11.8 7.8
Other 24.6 53.2 28.9 8.9! 4.2!
           
Grade          
6th 36.6 46.2 25.0 18.1 7.5
7th 35.0 43.6 29.1 14.2 10.0
8th 30.4 57.9 24.0 7.9 7.2
9th 28.1 54.1 26.2 11.5 7.4
10th 24.9 57.2 22.5 9.3 7.6
11th 23.0 57.8 21.6 11.6 5.7!
12th 19.9 56.4 26.7 5.6! 8.0!
           
Urbanicity          
Urban 26.0 50.4 26.0 11.2 10.7
Suburban 28.9 55.3 25.3 11.0 6.5
Rural 29.0 48.5 24.2 12.6 8.1!
           
Sector          
Public 28.6 52.8 24.8 11.4 8.0
Private 22.7 53.6 31.6 10.6!
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. The distribution does not add to 100 percent because the percentage of students who responded that they "didn't know" how often they were bullied is not shown.
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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