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


Table 18.2.

Percentage of students ages 1218 who reported avoiding one or more places in school because of fear of attack or harm, by selected student and school characteristics: Various years, 19952007


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, two or more races. 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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