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

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Table 3.1.

Percentage of students ages 1218 who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by type of victimization and selected student and school characteristics: Various years, 19952007—Continued (Return to Table 3.1)


Student or school characteristic 2003 2005 2007
Total Theft Violent   Serious violent1   Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1   Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1 
Total  5.1 4.0 1.3   0.2   4.3   3.1   1.2   0.3   4.3   3.0   1.6   0.4  
                                             
Sex                                             
Male  5.4 4.0 1.8   0.3 ! 4.6   3.1   1.6   0.3 ! 4.5   3.0   1.7   0.5 !
Female  4.8 4.1 0.9     3.9   3.2   0.8   0.3   4.0   3.0   1.4   0.2 !
                                             
Race/ethnicity2                                             
White  5.4 4.3 1.4   0.2 ! 4.7   3.4   1.3   0.3 ! 4.3   3.1   1.5   0.2 !
Black  5.3 4.0 1.6     3.8   2.7   1.3 !   4.3   3.0   1.6 !  
Hispanic  3.9 3.0 1.1   0.4 ! 3.9   3.1   0.9   0.4 ! 3.6   2.2   1.4   0.8 !
Asian      1.5 !       3.6 ! 3.2 !    
Other  5.0 4.4     4.3 !       8.1   4.5 ! 4.5 !  
                                             
Grade                                             
6th  3.8 2.2 1.9   #   4.6   2.8   1.9     4.1   2.7   1.5 !  
7th  6.3 4.8 1.7     5.4   2.9   2.6     4.7   2.7   2.4   0.4 !
8th  5.2 4.1 1.5   0.3 ! 3.6   2.4   1.4     4.4   2.5   2.1    
9th  6.3 5.3 1.5   0.6 ! 4.7   3.7   1.0     5.3   4.6   1.2 !  
10th  4.8 3.7 1.4   #   4.3   3.8   0.5 !   4.4   3.6   1.2 !  
11th  5.1 4.1 1.0 !   3.6   2.8   0.7 !   4.0   2.6   1.5 ! 0.6 !
12th  3.6 3.1 0.5 ! #   3.8   3.5       2.7   1.9   0.8 !  
                                             
Urbanicity                                             
Urban  6.1 4.5 1.8   0.4 ! 5.3   3.6   1.8   0.4 !        
Suburban  4.8 3.8 1.2   0.1 ! 4.2   3.2   1.1   0.3 !        
Rural  4.7 3.9 0.9 !   2.8   2.2 ! 0.6 !          
                                             
Sector                                             
Public  5.2 4.0 1.4   0.2   4.4   3.3   1.2   0.3   4.6   3.2   1.7   0.4  
Private  4.9 4.0 0.9 ! #   2.7   1.3 ! 1.4 !   1.1 ! 1.1 !    
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Serious violent crimes are also included in violent crimes.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian (prior to 2005), Pacific Islander, and, from 2003 onward, more than one race. Due to changes in racial/ethnic categories, comparisons of race/ethnicity across years should be made with caution.
NOTE: 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. Serious violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes include serious violent crimes and simple assault. Total crimes include violent crimes and theft. "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. In 2005 and 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. 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, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1995–2007.
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