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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011
NCES 2012-002
February 2012

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Table 2.2.

Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12–18 and rate of victimizations per 1,000 students at school, by type of victimization and selected student characteristics: 2010


  Number of victimizations     Rate of victimizations per 1,000 students  
Student characteristic Total   Theft   Violent   Serious
violent1
    Total   Theft   Violent   Serious
violent1
 
At school    
Total 828,400   469,800   358,600   91,400     32   18   14   4  
                                   
Sex                                  
Male 437,100   257,200   179,900   37,700 !   33   19   14   3 !
Female 391,300   212,600   178,700   53,600     32   17   14   4  
                                   
Age                                  
12–14 430,400   215,100   215,300   49,600     36   18   18   4  
15–18 397,900   254,700   143,300   41,800 !   29   19   11   3 !
                                   
Race/ethnicity2                                  
White 427,400   248,600   178,800   43,200     29   17   12   3  
Black 167,700   88,800   78,900   28,400 !   44   23   21   8 !
Hispanic 193,900   112,300   81,700   12,600 !   37   21   16   2 !
Other 39,300   20,100 ! 19,200 ! 7,200 !   23   12 ! 11 ! 4 !
                                   
Urbanicity3                                  
Urban 240,900   108,300   132,600   38,200     33   15   18   5  
Suburban 489,000   293,100   195,900   44,200     35   21   14   3  
Rural 98,500   68,400   30,100 ! 9,000 !   23   16   7 ! 2 !
                                   
Household income                                  
Less than $15,000 58,000   29,300   28,700 ! 2,100 !   33   16   16 ! 1 !
$15,000–29,999 135,200   71,200   64,100   27,700 !   43   23   20   9 !
$30,000–49,999 121,700   61,000   60,700   7,200 !   30   15   15   2 !
$50,000–74,999 156,600   94,300   62,300   22,400 !   44   26   17   6 !
$75,000 or more 222,400   158,200   64,100   8,200 !   33   23   9   1 !
Not reported 134,500   55,800   78,800   23,800 !   22   9   13   4 !
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases, or the coefficient of variation is greater than 50 percent.
1 Serious violent victimization is also included in violent victimization.
2 Other includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an (S)MSA (Urban)," "in (S)MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not (S)MSA (Rural)."
NOTE: "Serious violent victimization" includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. "Violent victimization" includes serious violent crimes and simple assault. "Theft" includes purse-snatching, pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, with the exception of motor vehicle thefts. Theft does not include robbery in which threat or use of force is involved. Robbery is classified as a violent crime. "Total victimization" includes 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 25,546,000 students ages 12–18 in 2010. Detail may not sum to total due to rounding and missing data on student characteristics. Estimates of number of crimes are rounded to the neare
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2010.
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