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


Table 11.3.

Percentage distribution of students ages 1218 who reported being bullied at school and cyber-bullied anywhere by the frequency of bullying at school during the school year, percentage of students who notified an adult, and selected student and school characteristics: 2007


    Bullying at school   Cyber-bullying anywhere
    Distribution of the frequency of bullying reports     Distribution of the frequency of bullying reports    
Student or school characteristic Once or twice
in the
school year
  Once or
twice
a month
  Once or
twice
a week
  Almost
every
day
  Adult
notified1
  Once or twice
in the
school year
  Once or
twice
a month
  Once or
twice
a week
  Almost
every
day
  Adult
notified1
 
                                           
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                      
Suburban                      
Rural                      
                                           
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, two or more races. Due to changes in racial/ethnic categories, comparisons of race/ethnicity across years should be made with caution.
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. In 2007, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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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