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

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Table 18.2.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported avoiding one or more places in school because of fear of attack or harm, by selected student and school characteristics: Various years, 1995–2007


Student or school characteristic 1995 1999 2001   2003   2005   20071  
Total  8.7 4.6 4.7   4.0   4.5   5.8  
                     
Sex                     
Male  8.8 4.6 4.7   3.9   4.9   6.1  
Female  8.5 4.6 4.6   4.1   4.1   5.5  
                     
Race/ethnicity2                     
White  7.1 3.8 3.9   3.0   3.6   5.3  
Black  12.1 6.7 6.6   5.1   7.2   8.3  
Hispanic  12.9 6.2 5.5   6.3   6.0   6.8  
Asian      2.5    
Other  11.1 5.4 6.2   4.4   4.3 ! 3.5 !
                     
Grade                     
6th  11.6 5.9 6.8   5.6   7.9   7.8  
7th  11.8 6.1 6.2   5.7   5.8   7.5  
8th  8.8 5.5 5.2   4.7   4.5   5.9  
9th  9.5 5.3 5.0   5.1   5.2   6.7  
10th  7.8 4.7 4.2   3.1   4.2   5.5  
11th  6.9 2.5 2.8   2.5   3.3   4.2  
12th  4.1 2.4 3.0   1.2 ! 1.3 ! 3.2  
                     
Urbanicity                     
Urban  11.7 5.8 6.0   5.7   6.3    
Suburban  7.9 4.7 4.3   3.5   3.8    
Rural  7.0 3.0 3.9   2.8   4.2    
                     
Sector                     
Public  9.3 5.0 4.9   4.2   4.8   6.2  
Private  2.2 1.6 2.0 ! 1.5 ! 1.4 ! 1.4 !
— Not available
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 In 2007, the reference period was the school year, whereas in prior survey years the reference period was the previous 6 months. Cognitive testing showed that estimates from 2007 are comparable to previous years.
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: Data for 2005 have been revised from previously published figures. Places include the entrance, any hallways or stairs, parts of the cafeteria, restrooms, and other places inside the school building. For the 2001 survey, the wording was changed from "attack or harm" to "attack or threat of attack." 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.
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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