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


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, 1995–2011


Student or school characteristic 1995     1999     2001     2003     2005     2007     2009     2011  
Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1     Total   Theft   Violent   Serious violent1  
Total 9.5   7.1   3.0   0.7     7.6   5.7   2.3   0.5     5.5   4.2   1.8   0.4     5.1   4.0   1.3   0.2     4.3   3.1   1.2   0.3     4.3   3.0   1.6   0.4     3.9   2.8   1.4   0.3     3.5   2.6   1.1   0.1 !
Sex                                                                                                                                              
Male 10.0   7.1   3.5   0.9     7.8   5.7   2.5   0.6     6.1   4.5   2.1   0.5     5.4   4.0   1.8   0.3 !   4.6   3.1   1.6   0.3 !   4.5   3.0   1.7   0.5 !   4.6   3.4   1.6   0.6     3.7   2.6   1.2   0.2 !
Female 9.0   7.1   2.4   0.4     7.3   5.7   2.0   0.5     4.9   3.8   1.5   0.4 !   4.8   4.1   0.9       3.9   3.2   0.8   0.3     4.0   3.0   1.4   0.2 !   3.2   2.1   1.1       3.4   2.6   0.9    
Race/ethnicity2                                                                                                                                              
White 9.8   7.4   3.0   0.6     7.5   5.8   2.1   0.4     5.8   4.2   2.0   0.4     5.4   4.3   1.4   0.2 !   4.7   3.4   1.3   0.3 !   4.3   3.1   1.5   0.2 !   3.9   2.9   1.2   0.3 !   3.6   2.5   1.2   0.2 !
Black 10.2   7.1   3.4   1.0 !   9.9   7.4   3.5   1.2     6.1   5.0   1.3 ! 0.5 !   5.3   4.0   1.6       3.8   2.7   1.3 !     4.3   3.0   1.6 !     4.4   2.5   2.3       4.6   3.7   1.1 !  
Hispanic 7.6   5.8   2.7   0.9 !   5.7   3.9   1.9   0.6 !   4.6   3.7   1.5   0.8 !   3.9   3.0   1.1   0.4 !   3.9   3.1   0.9   0.4 !   3.6   2.2   1.4   0.8 !   3.9   3.0   1.3 !     2.9   2.0   1.0    
Asian                                         1.5 !         3.6 ! 3.2 !           #   #     2.5 ! 2.5 ! #   #  
Other 8.8   6.5   2.5 !     6.4   4.4   2.2 ! #     3.1   2.9     #     5.0   4.4         4.3 !         8.1   4.5 ! 4.5 !           #     3.7 ! 2.8 !   #  
Grade                                                                                                                                              
6th 9.6   5.4   5.1   1.5     8.0   5.2   3.8   1.3 !   5.9   4.0   2.6       3.8   2.2   1.9   #     4.6   2.8   1.9       4.1   2.7   1.5 !     3.7   1.3 ! 2.6 !     3.8   2.7   1.3 !  
7th 11.2   8.1   3.8   0.9     8.2   6.0   2.6   0.9 !   5.8   3.4   2.6   0.6 !   6.3   4.8   1.7       5.4   2.9   2.6       4.7   2.7   2.4   0.4 !   3.4   2.1   1.2 !     3.1   1.9   1.2 ! 0.5 !
8th 10.5   7.9   3.1   0.8 !   7.6   5.9   2.4   0.5 !   4.3   3.3   1.3   0.3 !   5.2   4.1   1.5   0.3 !   3.6   2.4   1.4       4.4   2.5   2.1       3.8   2.0   2.0       3.8   2.0   2.1   #  
9th 11.9   9.1   3.4   0.7     8.9   6.5   3.2   0.6 !   7.9   6.2   2.4   0.8 !   6.3   5.3   1.5   0.6 !   4.7   3.7   1.0       5.3   4.6   1.2 !     5.3   4.9   0.9 !     5.1   4.4   1.1 !  
10th 9.1   7.7   2.1   0.4 !   8.0   6.5   1.7       6.5   5.7   1.2   0.4 !   4.8   3.7   1.4   #     4.3   3.8   0.5 !     4.4   3.6   1.2 !     4.2   3.5   1.0 !     3.0   2.1   0.9 ! #  
11th 7.3   5.5   1.9   0.4 !   7.2   5.5   1.8 !     4.8   3.8   1.6       5.1   4.1   1.0 !     3.6   2.8   0.7 !     4.0   2.6   1.5 ! 0.6 !   4.7   3.3   1.5 !     3.1   2.7     #  
12th 6.1   4.6   1.9       4.8   4.0   0.8 !     2.9   2.3   0.9 !     3.6   3.1   0.5 ! #     3.8   3.5         2.7   1.9   0.8 !     2.0   1.5         2.9   2.4     #  
Urbanicity3                                                                                                                                              
Urban 9.3   6.6   3.3   1.3     8.4   6.9   2.3   0.7     5.9   4.5   1.7   0.5     6.1   4.5   1.8   0.4 !   5.3   3.6   1.8   0.4 !   4.5   2.8   2.0   0.7 !   4.2   2.9   1.8   0.6 !   4.3   3.0   1.4    
Suburban 10.3   7.6   3.5   0.6     7.6   5.4   2.4   0.5     5.7   4.3   1.7   0.4     4.8   3.8   1.2   0.1 !   4.2   3.2   1.1   0.3 !   4.1   3.0   1.3   0.2 !   4.0   2.8   1.3   0.3 !   3.3   2.5   0.9    
Rural 8.3   6.8   1.8   0.3 !   6.4   5.0   1.9   0.4 !   4.7   3.4   2.0 ! 0.5 !   4.7   3.9   0.9 !     2.8   2.2 ! 0.6 !     4.4   3.2   1.7       3.1   2.3   0.8 !     2.8   2.0   1.0 !  
Sector                                                                                                                                              
Public 9.8   7.3   3.1   0.7     7.9   5.9   2.5   0.6     5.7   4.4   1.9   0.5     5.2   4.0   1.4   0.2     4.4   3.3   1.2   0.3     4.6   3.2   1.7   0.4     4.1   2.9   1.4   0.4     3.7   2.7   1.1   0.1 !
Private 6.6   5.2   1.7       4.5   4.3     #     3.4   2.5   1.0 ! #     4.9   4.0   0.9 ! #     2.7   1.3 ! 1.4 !     1.1 ! 1.1 !       1.8 !         1.9 ! 1.2 !   #  
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the 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: "Total victimization" includes theft and violent crimes. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse-snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery in which the threat or use of force is involved. "Serious violent victimization" includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. "Violent victimization" includes serious violent crimes and simple assault. "At school" includes in 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, 1995–2011.
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