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

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Table 11.2.

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


Student or school characteristic Total Location of bullying Students who were injured as a result of being pushed shoved, tripped, or spit on1  
Outside on school grounds   School bus   Somewhere else  
Inside school
Total  32.2 78.9 22.7   8.0   3.9   19.0  
                     
Sex                     
Male  30.6 77.5 25.1   8.3   2.6   17.2  
Female  33.7 80.2 20.4   7.7   5.0   21.4  
                     
Race/ethnicity2                     
White  34.6 79.5 22.7   8.8   3.8   20.1  
Black  30.9 82.2 19.1   8.2   2.4 ! 14.3  
Hispanic  27.6 74.8 22.7   4.5   6.2   19.8  
Asian  18.1 79.7 20.6 !      
Other  34.6 70.0 39.4       19.7 !
                     
Grade                     
6th  42.9 68.2 28.4   14.5   1.8 ! 18.0  
7th  35.7 80.8 23.5   9.8   2.8 ! 21.9  
8th  37.3 79.5 20.5   9.6   4.1   17.6  
9th  30.8 83.2 18.9   5.5   3.5 ! 25.2  
10th  28.4 77.6 22.6   7.2   6.9   16.1  
11th  29.3 81.6 20.1   4.1 ! 4.7   15.2 !
12th  23.5 79.4 28.1   3.5 ! 3.4 !  
                     
Urbanicity                     
Urban         
Suburban         
Rural         
                     
Sector                     
Public  32.4 78.9 22.8   8.5   4.0   19.5  
Private  29.4 79.0 21.4       10.2 !
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Injury includes bruises or swelling; cuts, scratches, or scrapes; black eye or bloody nose; teeth chipped or knocked out; broken bones or internal injuries; knocked unconscious; or other injuries. Only students who reported that their bullying incident constituted being pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on were asked if they suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and more than one race.
NOTE: Table was revised on June 15, 2010. “At school” includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. For more information, please see appendix A. Location totals may sum to more than 100 because students could have been bullied in more than one location. 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.
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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