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


Table 2.3.

Number of student-reported nonfatal crimes against students ages 1218 and rate of crimes per 1,000 students away from 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  
Away from school    
                                   
Total 1,008,800   512,100   496,700   204,500     38   19   19   8  
                                   
Sex                                  
Male 613,500   275,300   338,200   136,500     45   20   25   10  
Female 395,300   236,800   158,400   68,000     31   18   12   5  
                                   
Age                                  
12–14 302,800   162,300   140,500   53,500     25   14   12   4  
15–18 706,000   349,800   356,200   151,000     49   24   25   11  
                                   
Race/ethnicity2                                  
White 632,400   327,300   305,100   94,700     40   21   19   6  
Black 154,800   59,400   95,400   58,000     40   16   25   15  
Hispanic 158,000   85,900   72,200   47,000 !   31   17   14   9 !
Other 63,600   39,600   24,000 ! 4,900 !   38   24   15 ! 3 !
                                   
Household income                                  
Less than $15,000 116,000   30,700   85,300   21,000 !   77   20   57   14 !
$15,000–29,999 169,900   79,800   90,100   27,700 !   62   29   33   10 !
$30,000–49,999 149,200   73,100   76,100   37,900 !   35   17   18   9 !
$50,000–74,999 116,900   69,200   47,800   20,500 !   31   18   12   5 !
$75,000 or more 264,500   159,300   105,200   49,700 !   35   21   14   7 !
! 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. 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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