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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
NCES 2013-036
2013


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: 2011


Student characteristic Number of victimizations     Rate of victimizations per 1,000 students  
Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1  
At school    
Total 1,246,000   648,600   597,500   89,000     49.2   25.6   23.6   3.5  
                                   
Sex                                  
Male 746,600   376,000   370,600   55,600     57.1   28.8   28.3   4.3  
Female 499,400   272,500   226,900   33,400 !   40.9   22.3   18.6   2.7 !
                                   
Age                                  
12–14 654,600   248,500   406,200   65,900     55.0   20.9   34.1   5.5  
15–18 591,400   400,100   191,300   23,000 !   44.2   29.9   14.3   1.7 !
                                   
Race/ethnicity2                                  
White 657,800   337,500   320,300   36,100     46.2   23.7   22.5   2.5  
Black 265,300   151,000   114,300   42,600 !   69.8   39.7   30.1   11.2 !
Hispanic 243,700   114,800   128,800   10,400 !   45.1   21.3   23.8   1.9 !
Other 79,300   45,300   34,000       42.7   24.4   18.3    
                                   
Urbanicity3                                  
Urban 469,600   221,800   247,800   55,800     60.9   28.8   32.1   7.2  
Suburban 619,300   350,300   269,000   26,500 !   45.3   25.6   19.7   1.9 !
Rural 157,200   76,400   80,700   6,600 !   40.0   19.5   20.6   1.7 !
                                   
Household income                                  
Less than $15,000 163,600   49,300   114,300   3,000 !   86.7   26.1   60.6   1.6 !
$15,000–29,999 146,900   68,600   78,300   13,800 !   47.1   22.0   25.1   4.4 !
$30,000–49,999 194,500   116,400   78,100   22,300 !   48.0   28.7   19.3   5.5 !
$50,000–74,999 182,700   114,500   68,200   7,000 !   53.6   33.6   20.0   2.0 !
$75,000 or more 288,900   191,100   97,800   10,000 !   42.1   27.9   14.3   1.5 !
Not reported 269,500   108,700   160,800   33,000 !   45.1   18.2   26.9   5.5 !
― Not available.
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases, or the coefficient of variation is greater than 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are too few cases for a reliable estimate.
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 MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not 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 attempted and completed purse-snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, with the exception of motorvehicle 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 25,302,000 students ages 12–18 in 2011. 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), 2011.
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