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


Table 3.1.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by type of victimization and selected student or school characteristics: Various years, 1995–2009—Continued


Student or school characteristic 2009  
Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1  
Total 3.9   2.8   1.4   0.3  
Sex                
Male 4.6   3.4   1.6   0.6  
Female 3.2   2.1   1.1    
Race/ethnicity2                
White 3.9   2.9   1.2   0.3 !
Black 4.4   2.5   2.3    
Hispanic 3.9   3.0   1.3 !  
Asian     #   #  
Other       #  
Grade                
6th 3.7   1.3 ! 2.6 !  
7th 3.4   2.1   1.2 !  
8th 3.8   2.0   2.0    
9th 5.3   4.9   0.9 !  
10th 4.2   3.5   1.0 !  
11th 4.7   3.3   1.5 !  
12th 2.0   1.5      
Urbanicity3                
Urban 4.2   2.9   1.8   0.6 !
Suburban 4.0   2.8   1.3   0.3 !
Rural 3.1   2.3   0.8 !  
Sector                
Public 4.1   2.9   1.4   0.4  
Private 1.8 !      
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Serious violent victimization is also included in violent victimization.
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.
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 MSA (Urban),” “in MSA but not in central city (Suburban),” and “not MSA (Rural).”
NOTE: “Theft” includes attempted and completed purse-snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excludingmotor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. “Serious violent victimization” includes rape, sexualassault, robbery, and aggravated assault. “Violent victimization” include serious violent crimes and simple assault. “Total victimization” includesviolent crimes and theft. “At school” includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and 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. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding and student reports of “theft”, “violent” and “serious violent” victimization may not sum to “total” victimization because respondents could report more than one type of victimization.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1995–2009.
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