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


Table 11.2.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year and, among bullied students, percentage who reported being bullied in various locations, by selected student or school characteristics: 2011


Student or school characteristic Total   Among students who were bullied, percentage by location
  Inside classroom   In hallway or stairwell   In bathroom or locker room   Cafeteria   Somewhere else in school   Outside on school grounds   On school bus  
 
Total 27.8   32.8   45.6   11.0   8.6   1.9   22.1   7.4  
Sex                                
Male 24.5   30.8   44.0   13.2   8.1   1.7 ! 23.1   8.2  
Female 31.4   34.4   46.9   9.2   9.0   2.0   21.3   6.8  
Race/ethnicity1                                
White 31.5   34.2   46.5   10.9   7.7   2.3   22.1   8.0  
Black 27.2   34.1   39.1   9.8   12.5     19.5   8.3  
Hispanic 21.9   28.2   47.6   13.3   8.9     21.5   6.0  
Asian 14.9   19.3 ! 44.4       #   30.3    
Other 23.7   30.2   47.1   10.0 ! 8.9 ! #   32.1    
Grade                                
6th 37.0   33.5   36.5   13.2   7.7   #   26.7   12.5  
7th 30.3   32.8   48.2   13.5   12.2     21.5   9.9  
8th 30.7   36.2   44.2   10.9   7.7   1.7 ! 23.1   7.3  
9th 26.5   37.0   45.5   9.6   9.2     15.4   6.4  
10th 28.0   27.6   50.5   10.3   9.0   3.1 ! 20.3   7.2  
11th 23.8   28.6   48.8   9.8   6.8     26.2   4.7 !
12th 22.0   33.1   42.9   9.3   6.3 ! 4.2 ! 23.4   3.3 !
Urbanicity2                                
Urban 24.8   35.0   45.3   11.7   10.2     24.5   5.0  
Suburban 29.0   31.1   44.3   10.5   8.0   2.4   22.0   8.7  
Rural 29.7   34.6   50.2   11.5   7.9   1.9 ! 18.6   7.1  
Sector3                                
Public 28.4   33.0   45.9   10.8   8.6   1.9   21.5   7.8  
Private 21.5   28.4   40.9   14.5   9.2 !   31.0    
# 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 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and two or more races.
2 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.
3 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. For more information, please see appendix A. Location totals may sum to more than 100 because students could have been bullied in more than one location.
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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