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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010

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Table 2.2.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 1218 and rate of crimes per 1,000 students at school, by type of crime and selected student characteristics: 2008


  Number of crimes     Rate of crimes per 1,000 students
Student characteristic Total   Theft   Violent   Serious
violent1
    Total   Theft   Violent   Serious
violent1
 
At school    
Total 1,248,800   619,000   629,800   113,300     47   24   24   4  
                                   
Sex                                  
Male 736,900   350,800   386,100   75,400     55   26   29   6  
Female 511,900   268,100   243,700   37,900 !   40   21   19   3 !
                                   
Age                                  
12–14 589,800   267,300   322,600   58,000     49   22   27   5  
15–18 658,900   351,700   307,200   55,300     46   25   21   4  
                                   
Race/ethnicity2                                  
White 696,500   327,200   369,300   35,400 !   44   21   23   2 !
Black 259,700   117,300   142,400   28,000 !   68   31   37   7 !
Hispanic 240,200   140,100   100,100   44,000 !   47   27   20   9 !
Other 52,300   34,400   17,900 ! 5,800 !   32   21   11 ! 4 !
                                   
Household income                                  
Less than $15,000 108,200   27,900   80,300   8,100 !   72   19   54   5 !
$15,000–29,999 113,900   68,900   45,000   8,400 !   41   25   16   3 !
$30,000–49,999 207,700   109,100   98,700   26,000 !   49   26   23   6 !
$50,000–74,999 212,100   92,400   119,700   21,400 !   56   24   31   6 !
$75,000 or more 310,100   187,500   122,600   10,400 !   41   25   16   1 !
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases.
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, pickpocketing, 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. Population size is 26,314,000 students ages 12–18 in 2008. 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), 2008.
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