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


Table 2.3.

Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 1218 and rate of victimizations per 1,000 students away from 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  
Away from school    
Total 652,500   371,300   281,200   137,300     26   15   11   5  
                                   
Sex                                  
Male 380,200   194,000   186,200   81,300     29   15   14   6  
Female 272,300   177,300   95,000   56,000     22   14   8   5  
                                   
Age                                  
12–14 233,000   115,400   117,600   62,100     20   10   10   5  
15–18 419,500   255,900   163,600   75,200     31   19   12   6  
                                   
Race/ethnicity2                                  
White 352,000   216,200   135,800   72,200     24   15   9   5  
Black 141,300   62,700   78,600   36,100 !   37   17   21   10 !
Hispanic 120,400   70,900   49,500   23,400 !   23   14   9   4 !
Other 38,800   21,500 ! 17,300 ! 5,600 !   23   13 ! 10 ! 3 !
                                   
Urbanicity3                                  
Urban 190,700   101,600   89,000   58,100     26   14   12   8  
Suburban 330,400   210,400   120,000   47,500     24   15   9   3  
Rural 131,400   59,200   72,200   31,700 !   30   14   17   7 !
                                   
Household income                                  
Less than $15,000 61,800   33,800   28,000 ! 16,000 !   35   19   16 ! 9 !
$15,000–29,999 149,200   68,000   81,300   47,300     47   22   26   15  
$30,000–49,999 136,300   69,100   67,200   26,300 !   33   17   16   6 !
$50,000–74,999 68,400   40,700   27,700 ! 19,500 !   19   11   8 ! 5 !
$75,000 or more 86,400   76,300   10,100 ! 6,800 !   13   11   1 ! 1 !
Not reported 150,400   83,400   66,900   21,400 !   24   14   11   3 !
! 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 nearest
100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2010.
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