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

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Table 11.3.

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


Student or school characteristic Bullying at school   Cyber-bullying anywhere
Distribution of the frequency of bullying reports Adult notified1 Distribution of the frequency of bullying reports Adult notified1  
Once or twice in the school year   Once or twice a month   Once or twice a week   Almost every day   Once or twice in the school year   Once or twice a month   Once or twice a week   Almost every day  
 
Total    62.6   20.7   10.1   6.6   36.1   72.7   20.7   5.1     30.0  
                                           
Sex                                           
Male    59.7   22.2   10.7   7.3   34.6   70.1   22.9       22.4  
Female    65.4   19.2   9.5   5.9   37.5   73.7   19.9   6.4 !   33.1  
                                           
Race/ethnicity2                                           
White    61.3   21.7   10.1   6.9   33.3   71.1   20.7   6.1 !   24.8  
Black    67.0   16.8   10.3   6.0 ! 44.3   85.1         35.9  
Hispanic    64.1   20.5   10.2   5.2 ! 39.5   78.9   14.9 !     51.8  
Asian    60.2   22.9   11.9 !   26.2     !      
Other    63.4   17.7   7.4 ! 11.5 ! 44.0     !      
                                           
Grade                                           
6th    67.7   14.3   11.5   6.6   52.9   73.4         42.4  
7th    54.1   24.3   11.7   9.9   46.3   74.4   19.8 !     47.2  
8th    62.1   19.2   13.1   5.6   36.7   59.3   23.9 ! 16.8 !   28.2  
9th    57.1   26.6   10.3   6.0   27.2   77.7         21.7 !
10th    63.9   21.0   8.2   6.9   28.4   75.8   22.3       27.6  
11th    65.4   23.2   6.1   5.3   30.2   63.1   32.2       24.8  
12th    75.4   11.8   7.9 ! 4.9 ! 27.0   94.3         24.2 !
                                           
Urbanicity                                           
Urban                        19.0  
Suburban                      36.1  
Rural                      28.9  
                                           
Sector                                           
Public    62.4   20.4   10.2   7.0   36.5   72.5   20.8   5.2     30.1  
Private    64.6   24.1   9.0     30.8            
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Teacher or other adult at school notified.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or 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: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. 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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