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


Table 11.1.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, by selected bullying problems and selected student or school characteristics: 2009


Student or school characteristic Total bullied at school or cyber-bullied anywhere   Bullied at school   Of students who were pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on, percentage reporting injury1  
  Total   Made fun of, called names, or insulted   Subject of rumors   Threatened with harm   Tried to make do things did not want to do   Excluded from activities on purpose   Property destroyed on purpose   Pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on    
                   
                   
Total 29.0   28.0   18.8   16.5   5.7   3.6   4.7   3.3   9.0   21.6  
Sex                                        
Male 27.8   26.6   18.4   12.8   5.6   4.0   3.8   3.4   10.1   21.1  
Female 30.2   29.5   19.2   20.3   5.8   3.2   5.7   3.2   7.9   22.2  
Race/ethnicity2                                        
White 30.3   29.3   20.5   17.4   5.4   3.7   5.2   3.3   9.1   23.1  
Black 30.3   29.1   18.4   17.7   7.8   4.8   4.6   4.6   9.9   17.4 !
Hispanic 26.5   25.5   15.8   14.8   5.8   2.7   3.6   2.6   9.1   18.8  
Asian 17.8   17.3   9.6   8.1       3.4 !   5.5 !  
Other 26.7   26.7   17.4   12.9   9.7 ! 4.5 ! 4.5 ! 3.8 ! 7.1 !  
Grade                                        
6th 39.4   39.4   30.6   21.4   9.3   4.2 ! 6.6   4.0   14.5   29.0  
7th 33.2   33.1   23.6   17.3   5.7   4.6   5.6   4.6   13.1   19.8  
8th 32.3   31.7   22.8   18.1   6.8   5.4   6.9   6.1   12.8   21.5  
9th 28.9   28.0   19.2   16.6   7.1   4.0   4.5   2.9   9.7   21.4  
10th 28.2   26.6   15.0   17.0   5.8   3.1   4.0   2.9   7.3   21.6  
11th 22.6   21.1   13.9   13.9   4.8   2.5   3.6   1.5 ! 4.4    
12th 22.2   20.4   11.1   13.1   2.0   1.7 ! 2.6   1.3 ! 3.0    
Urbanicity3                                        
Urban 28.8   27.4   17.0   16.5   6.6   4.2   4.0   4.2   9.0   19.6  
Suburban 28.6   27.5   19.3   15.5   5.2   3.2   5.0   2.9   8.9   22.5  
Rural 30.8   30.7   20.2   19.9   6.1   4.1   5.2   3.3   9.5   21.6  
Sector                                        
Public 29.8   28.8   19.3   16.9   5.9   3.8   4.7   3.4   9.4   21.6  
Private 20.1   18.9   13.3   11.6   4.4   1.9 ! 4.9   1.8 ! 4.5    
! 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 Injury includes bruises or swelling; cuts, scratches, or scrapes; black eye or bloody nose; teeth chipped or knocked out; broken bones or internal injuries; knocked unconscious; or other injuries. Only students who reported that their bullying incident constituted being pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on were asked if they suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and two or more races.
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: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Bullying types do not sum to total because students could have experienced more than one type of bullying.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2009.
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