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

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Table 18.2.

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


Student or school characteristic 1995 1999 2001 2003 2005
           
Total 8.7 4.6 4.7 4.0 4.5
           
Sex          
Male 8.8 4.6 4.7 3.9 4.9
Female 8.5 4.6 4.6 4.1 4.1
           
Race/ethnicity1          
White 7.1 3.8 3.9 3.0 3.6
Black 12.1 6.7 6.6 5.1 7.1
Hispanic 12.9 6.2 5.5 6.3 6.0
Other 11.1 5.4 6.2 4.4 3.1
           
Grade          
6th 11.6 5.9 6.8 5.6 7.8
7th 11.8 6.1 6.2 5.7 5.8
8th 8.8 5.5 5.2 4.7 4.4
9th 9.5 5.3 5.0 5.1 5.3
10th 7.8 4.7 4.2 3.1 4.2
11th 6.9 2.5 2.8 2.5 3.4
12th 4.1 2.4 3.0 1.2! 1.3!
           
Urbanicity          
Urban 11.7 5.8 6.0 5.7 6.3
Suburban 7.9 4.7 4.3 3.5 3.8
Rural 7.0 3.0 3.9 2.8 4.2
           
Sector          
Public 9.3 5.0 4.9 4.2 4.8
Private 2.2 1.6 2.0! 1.5! 1.4!
! Interpret data with caution.
1 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: Places include the entrance, any hallways or stairs, parts of the cafeteria, restrooms, and other places inside the school building. 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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