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

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Table 2.3.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 1218 and rate of crimes per 1,000 students away from 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  
Away from school     
Total  1,312,000   659,400   652,600   284,100   49   25   24   11  
                                 
Sex                                 
Male  665,500   356,300   309,300   136,900   49   26   23   10  
Female  646,500   303,200   343,300   147,200   50   23   26   11  
                                 
Age                                 
12–14  424,300   233,600   190,700   82,900   34   19   15   7  
15–18  887,700   425,800   461,800   201,300   62   30   32   14  
                                 
Race/ethnicity2                                 
White  751,600   382,800   368,800   171,200   47   24   23   11  
Black  255,400   116,700   138,600   68,200   62   28   34   17  
Hispanic  222,900   116,500   106,400   31,900 ! 46   24   22   7 !
Other  82,100   43,400 ! 38,700 !   44   23   21 !  
                                 
Household income                                 
Less than $15,000  192,300   83,400   108,800   40,300 ! 92   40   52   19 !
$15,000–29,999  218,700   106,400   112,300   37,300 ! 71   35   36   12 !
$30,000–49,999  245,200   92,100   153,100   53,400   54   20   33   12  
$50,000–74,999  205,900   118,400   87,400   40,100 ! 50   29   21   10 !
$75,000 or more  236,700   160,600   76,000   45,000   33   22   11   6 !
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
2Other 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. 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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