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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008
NCES 2009-022
April 2009

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Table 2.2.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 1218 and rate of crimes per 1,000 students at school, by type of crime and selected student and school characteristics: 2006


Student or school characteristic Number of crimes   Rate of crimes per 1,000 students
Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1 Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1  
At school     
Total  1,676,400   909,500   767,000   173,600   63   34   29   6  
                                 
Sex                                 
Male  910,900   475,600   435,300   88,700   66   35   32   6  
Female  765,500   433,900   331,600   84,900   59   33   25   7  
                                 
Age                                 
12–14  826,400   393,000   433,400   104,600   67   32   35   8  
15–18  850,100   516,500   333,600   69,000   59   36   23   5  
                                 
Race/ethnicity2                                 
White  955,800   530,300   425,500   84,800   60   33   27   5  
Black  266,300   134,100   132,200   33,500 ! 65   33   32   8 !
Hispanic  267,400   140,300   127,100   38,000 ! 56   29   26   8 !
Other  186,900   104,700   82,100     100   56   44    
                                 
Household income                                 
Less than $15,000  161,100   74,800   86,300     77   36   41    
$15,000–29,999  270,500   99,600   170,900   25,500 ! 88   32   56   8 !
$30,000–49,999  372,200   201,800   170,400   39,200 ! 81   44   37   9 !
$50,000–74,999  223,300   128,200   95,100   32,100 ! 55   31   23   8 !
$75,000 or more  360,600   254,200   106,400     50   35   15    
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
2 Other includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
NOTE: Serious violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes include serious violent crimes and simple assault. 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. Total crimes include violent crimes and theft. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, or on the way to or from school. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and missing data on student characteristics. Estimates of number of crimes are rounded to the nearest 100. Due to changes in survey methodology in 2006 that mainly affected rural areas, national-level estimates were not comparable to estimates based on NCVS data from previous years. For more information, please see appendix A PDF File (301 KB). Although Indicators 2 and 3 present information on similar topics, the survey sources for these two indicators differ with respect to time coverage and administration. For more information on these two surveys, please see appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2006.
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