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


Table 11.1.

Percentage of students ages 1218 who reported being bullied at school and cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year, by selected bullying problems and selected student and school characteristics: 2007


      Bullied at school Percent of students
who were injured
as a result of
being pushed, shoved,
tripped, or spit on1
    Cyber-bullying anywhere
Student or school characteristic Total   Total bullying at school   Made fun of, called names, or insulted   Subject of rumors   Threatened with harm   Pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on   Tried to make do
things did not
want to do
  Excluded from activities on purpose   Property destroyed on purpose       Total cyber-bullying2   Hurtful information on Internet   Unwanted contact on Internet3  
                                                       
Total 32.2   31.7   21.0   18.1   5.8   11.0   4.1   5.2   4.2   19.0     3.7   1.6   2.1  
                                                       
Sex                                                      
Male 30.6   30.3   20.3   13.5   6.0   12.2   4.8   4.6   4.0   17.2     2.0   0.9   1.3  
Female 33.7   33.2   21.7   22.8   5.6   9.7   3.4   5.8   4.4   21.4     5.3   2.3   2.9  
                                                       
Race/ethnicity4                                                      
White 34.6   34.1   23.5   20.3   6.3   11.5   4.8   6.1   4.2   20.1     4.2   1.9   2.4  
Black 30.9   30.4   19.5   15.7   5.8   11.3   3.2   3.7   5.6   14.3     3.2   1.4 ! 1.5 !
Hispanic 27.6   27.3   16.1   14.4   4.9   9.9   3.0   4.0   3.6   19.8     2.9   0.9 ! 2.0  
Asian 18.1   18.1   10.6   8.2     3.8 !     1.8 !          
Other 34.6   34.1   20.1   20.8   7.7   14.4   3.1 ! 7.7   3.4 ! 19.7 !   2.4 !    
                                                       
Grade                                                      
6th 42.9   42.7   31.2   21.3   7.0   17.6   5.4   7.4   5.2   18.0     3.1   1.1 ! 1.2 !
7th 35.7   35.6   27.6   20.2   7.4   15.8   4.1   7.7   6.0   21.9     3.4   1.1 ! 2.3  
8th 37.3   36.9   25.1   19.7   6.9   14.2   3.6   5.4   4.6   17.6     3.3   1.6 ! 2.1  
9th 30.8   30.6   20.3   18.1   4.6   11.4   5.1   4.5   3.5   25.2     2.5   0.9 ! 1.6  
10th 28.4   27.7   17.7   15.0   5.8   8.6   4.6   4.6   3.4   16.1     4.6   1.9   2.5  
11th 29.3   28.5   15.3   18.7   4.9   6.5   4.2   3.9   4.4   15.2 !   5.1   2.5   2.6  
12th 23.5   23.0   12.1   14.1   4.3   4.1   2.1   3.5   2.4       3.5   1.9   2.0 !
                                                       
Urbanicity                                                      
Urban                            
Suburban                            
Rural                            
                                                       
Sector                                                      
Public 32.4   32.0   21.1   18.3   6.2   11.4   4.2   5.2   4.1   19.5     3.9   1.7   2.2  
Private 29.4   29.1   20.1   16.0   1.3 ! 6.5   3.6   5.9   5.0   10.2 !   1.0 !   1.0 !
! 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 Cyber-bullied includes students who responded that another student "made unwanted contact, for example, threatened or insulted [the respondent] via text (SMS) messaging." This category did not meet reporting standards to be reported separately.
3 This was defined as another student making "unwanted contact, for example, threatened or insulted [the respondent] via instant messaging."
4 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and two or more races.
NOTE: Table was revised on June 30, 2010. “At school” includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Bullying types do not sum to total because students could have experienced more than one type of bullying. In 2007, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. 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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