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

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Table 18.1.

Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported avoiding school activities or one or more places in school during the previous 6 months because of fear of attack or harm: Various years, 1995-2005


Activity or place avoided 1995 1999 2001 2003 2005
           
Total 6.9 6.1 5.0 5.5
           
Avoided school activities 3.2 2.3 1.9 2.1
Any extracurricular activities 1.7 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.0
Any class 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7
Stayed home from school 2.3 1.1 0.8 0.7
           
Avoided one or more places in school 8.7 4.6 4.7 4.0 4.5
Entrance to the school 2.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.0
Hallways or stairs in school 4.2 2.1 2.1 1.7 2.1
Parts of the school cafeteria 2.5 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.8
Any school restrooms 4.4 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.1
Other places inside the school building 2.5 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.4
— Not available.
NOTE: For the 2001 survey, the wording was changed from "attack or harm" to "attack or threat of attack." 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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