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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009

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Table 2.2.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 12–18 and rate of crimes per 1,000 students at school, by type of crime and selected student and school characteristics: 2007


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 1,510,900   826,800   684,100   118,300   57   31   26   4  
                                 
Sex                
Male 798,000   402,700   395,300   94,500   58   30   29   7  
Female 712,900   424,100   288,800   23,800 ! 56   33   22   2  
                                 
Age                
12–14 819,300   387,500   431,800   64,800   67   32   35   5  
15–18 691,600   439,300   252,300   53,500   49   31   18   4  
                                 
Race/ethnicity2                
White 969,300   523,600   445,700   55,000   62   33   28   4  
Black 159,300   102,100   57,200   ‡   42   27   15   ‡  
Hispanic 269,500   135,500   133,900   38,300 ! 52   26   26   7 !
Other 112,800   65,500   47,300   ‡   62   36   26   ‡  
                                 
Household income                
Less than $15,000 99,600   32,900 ! 66,700   ‡   65   21 ! 43   ‡  
$15,000–29,999 159,900   83,000   77,000   23,300 ! 60   31   29   9 !
$30,000–49,999 313,800   116,300   197,600   34,100 ! 75   28   47   8 !
$50,000–74,999 285,100   156,300   128,800   16,200 ! 74   41   33   4 !
$75,000 or more 372,800   269,300   103,600   ‡   52   37   14   ‡  
! 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). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
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. 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. 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2007.
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