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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
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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: 2011


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 29.7   27.8   17.6   18.3   5.0   3.3   5.6   2.8   7.9   21.3  
Sex                                        
Male 26.7   24.5   16.2   13.2   5.0   3.6   4.8   3.3   8.9   21.3  
Female 32.9   31.4   19.1   23.8   5.1   3.0   6.4   2.3   6.8   21.3  
Race/ethnicity2                                        
White 33.5   31.5   20.6   20.3   5.8   3.3   7.1   3.1   8.6   21.1  
Black 28.5   27.2   16.4   18.6   5.5   4.3   4.7   3.3   9.3   16.2 !
Hispanic 23.8   21.9   12.7   15.1   3.3   2.9   2.8   2.4   6.2   24.3  
Asian 16.2   14.9   9.0   7.7     2.7 ! 2.9 !   2.1 !  
Other 24.3   23.7   15.0   17.0   6.5     5.0 !   7.2    
Grade                                        
6th 37.4   37.0   27.0   23.1   4.9   3.9   6.6   3.7   12.7   24.6  
7th 31.9   30.3   22.4   18.3   6.9   4.5   7.8   4.0   12.6   26.1  
8th 32.0   30.7   20.7   19.0   5.3   2.9   6.4   4.0   10.8   21.7  
9th 27.9   26.5   16.4   16.3   5.4   3.3   4.1   2.5   7.3   17.1  
10th 30.8   28.0   16.9   19.6   5.1   3.9   5.3   2.2   6.7   16.3 !
11th 26.8   23.8   12.7   17.1   4.0   2.4   4.7   1.8   3.9    
12th 23.8   22.0   10.6   16.7   3.5   2.3   4.3   1.9   2.7    
Urbanicity3                                        
Urban 26.6   24.8   15.9   16.1   4.4   3.1   4.6   2.5   7.6   20.8  
Suburban 31.1   29.0   18.4   18.7   5.0   3.2   6.0   3.0   8.2   21.9  
Rural 30.8   29.7   18.4   21.4   6.3   3.9   5.8   3.0   7.3   20.1  
Sector4                                        
Public 30.2   28.4   17.9   18.8   5.3   3.3   5.5   2.9   8.1   21.2  
Private 24.2   21.5   13.9   12.6   1.6 ! 2.9   5.6   2.1 ! 4.7    
! 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 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 respondentís 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)." These data by metropolitan status were based on the location of households and differ from those published in Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which were based on the urban-centric measure of the location of the school that the child attended.
4 Sector of school as reported by the respondent. These data differ from those based on a matching of the respondent-reported school name to the Common Core of Data, Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey and Private School Survey, as reported in Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.
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, 2011.
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