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


Table 2.3.

Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12–18 and rate of victimizations per 1,000 students away from 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  
Away from school    
Total 965,200   542,200   423,000   137,400     38.1   21.4   16.7   5.4  
                                   
Sex                                  
Male 491,500   230,500   261,000   64,900     37.6   17.6   20.0   5.0  
Female 473,700   311,600   162,000   72,500     38.8   25.5   13.3   5.9  
                                   
Age                                  
12–14 270,000   189,200   80,800   26,700 !   22.7   15.9   6.8   2.2 !
15–18 695,200   353,000   342,200   110,700     51.9   26.4   25.6   8.3  
                                   
Race/ethnicity2                                  
White 570,900   307,100   263,900   61,600     40.1   21.6   18.5   4.3  
Black 148,100   104,700   43,300 ! 38,600 !   38.9   27.5   11.4 ! 10.2 !
Hispanic 195,800   109,700   86,100   32,600 !   36.2   20.3   15.9   6.0 !
Other 50,400   20,700 ! 29,700 ! 4,600 !   27.2   11.1 ! 16.0 ! 2.5 !
                                   
Urbanicity3                                  
Urban 319,100   197,000   122,100   61,600     41.4   25.5   15.8   8.0  
Suburban 447,200   269,200   177,900   57,800     32.7   19.7   13.0   4.2  
Rural 198,900   75,900   123,000   18,000 !   50.7   19.3   31.3   4.6 !
                                   
Household income                                  
Less than $15,000 132,000   78,500   53,500   29,500 !   70.0   41.6   28.4   15.6 !
$15,000–29,999 127,700   62,100   65,600   27,000 !   41.0   19.9   21.0   8.7 !
$30,000–49,999 139,400   77,700   61,700   8,100 !   34.4   19.2   15.3   2.0 !
$50,000–74,999 90,700   77,300   13,400 ! 3,900 !   26.6   22.7   3.9 ! 1.1 !
$75,000 or more 238,000   108,600   129,400   23,500 !   34.7   15.8   18.9   3.4 !
Not reported 237,400   137,900   99,400   45,500 !   39.7   23.1   16.6   7.6 !
! 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 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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