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

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Table 11.1.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school and cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year, by selected bullying problems and selected student and school characteristics: 2007


Student or school characteristic Total Bullied at school  Cyber-bullying anywhere
Total bullying at school   Made fun of, called names, or insulted   Subject of rumors   Threatened with harm   Pushed, shoved, tripped, spit on   Tried to make do things did not want to do   Excluded from activities on purpose   Property destroyed on purpose   Total cyber- bullying1   Hurtful information on Internet   Unwanted contact on Internet2  
Total  32.2 31.7   21.0   18.1   5.8   11.0   4.1   5.2   4.2   3.7   1.6   2.1  
                                               
Sex                                               
Male  30.6 30.3   20.3   13.5   6.0   12.2   4.8   4.6   4.0   2.0   0.9   1.3  
Female  33.7 33.2   21.7   22.8   5.6   9.7   3.4   5.8   4.4   5.3   2.3   2.9  
                                               
Race/ethnicity3                                               
White  34.6 34.1   23.5   20.3   6.3   11.5   4.8   6.1   4.2   4.2   1.9   2.4  
Black  30.9 30.4   19.5   15.7   5.8   11.3   3.2   3.7   5.6   3.2   1.4 ! 1.5 !
Hispanic  27.6 27.3   16.1   14.4   4.9   9.9   3.0   4.0   3.6   2.9   0.9 ! 2.0  
Asian  18.1 18.1   10.6   8.2     3.8 !     1.8 !      
Other  34.6 34.1   20.1   20.8   7.7   14.4   3.1 ! 7.7   3.4 ! 2.4 !    
                                               
Grade                                               
6th  42.9 42.7   31.2   21.3   7.0   17.6   5.4   7.4   5.2   3.1   1.1 ! 1.2 !
7th  35.7 35.6   27.6   20.2   7.4   15.8   4.1   7.7   6.0   3.4   1.1 ! 2.3  
8th  37.3 36.9   25.1   19.7   6.9   14.2   3.6   5.4   4.6   3.3   1.6 ! 2.1  
9th  30.8 30.6   20.3   18.1   4.6   11.4   5.1   4.5   3.5   2.5   0.9 ! 1.6  
10th  28.4 27.7   17.7   15.0   5.8   8.6   4.6   4.6   3.4   4.6   1.9   2.5  
11th  29.3 28.5   15.3   18.7   4.9   6.5   4.2   3.9   4.4   5.1   2.5   2.6  
12th  23.5 23.0   12.1   14.1   4.3   4.1   2.1   3.5   2.4   3.5   1.9   2.0 !
                                               
Urbanicity                                               
Urban                       
Suburban                       
Rural                       
                                               
Sector                                               
Public  32.4 32.0   21.1   18.3   6.2   11.4   4.2   5.2   4.1   3.9   1.7   2.2  
Private  29.4 29.1   20.1   16.0   1.3 ! 6.5   3.6   5.9   5.0   1.0 !   1.0 !
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Cyber-bullied includes students who responded that another student "made unwanted contact, for example, threatened or insulted [the respondent] via text (SMS) messaging." This category did not meet reporting standards to be reported separately.
2 This was defined as another student making "unwanted contact, for example, threatened or insulted [the respondent] via instant messaging."
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and more than one race.
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Bullying types do not sum to total because students could have experienced more than one type of bullying. In 2007, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. Due to a redesign of the methods used to measure urbanicity, estimates for 2007 locales are not shown. For more information, please see appendix A PDF File (301 KB).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007.
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