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


Table 11.4.

Percentage distribution of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school and cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year, by the frequency of bullying, percentage of students who notified an adult, and selected student or school characteristics: 2011


Student or school characteristic   Bullying at school   Cyber-bullying anywhere1
  Distribution of the frequency of bullying incidents Adult notified2   Distribution of the frequency of bullying incidents Adult notified2  
  Once or twice in the school year   Once or twice a month   Once or twice a week   Almost every day     Once or twice in the school year   Once or twice a month   Once or twice a week   Almost every day  
Total   64.5   18.5   9.2   7.8   39.5   71.9   19.6   5.3   3.1   26.1  
Sex                                          
Male   62.4   19.4   10.0   8.2   39.4   60.5   25.7   9.0   4.8 ! 16.5  
Female   66.2   17.7   8.6   7.5   39.7   79.2   15.7   3.0   2.1 ! 32.5  
Race/ethnicity3                                          
White   62.6   20.5   10.0   7.0   38.5   69.6   20.4   6.5   3.6 ! 24.8  
Black   68.3   12.9   7.5   11.3   46.4   82.2   15.4 !   #   36.2  
Hispanic   65.9   16.1   8.6   9.5   39.0   71.5   20.3   4.1 ! 4.1 ! 24.8  
Asian   66.5   16.6 ! 16.8 ! #   24.4 !     #   #    
Other   77.7   18.4   #     42.3       #   #    
Grade                                          
6th   64.6   15.2   15.3   4.9 ! 57.9   61.2   32.3       43.7  
7th   57.0   21.2   8.2   13.6   51.5   72.2   19.0       27.6  
8th   60.4   22.5   9.3   7.8   39.6   74.9   14.6   6.6 !   35.2  
9th   69.5   13.6   10.6   6.3   42.9   71.7   17.1   8.5 !   31.2  
10th   61.3   20.1   10.5   8.1   26.3   72.4   20.3   4.1     24.6  
11th   68.3   21.1   5.8 ! 4.9 ! 29.7   77.1   20.5     #   13.6  
12th   75.2   13.5   4.4 ! 7.0 ! 28.2   65.4   20.5     7.6 ! 19.6  
Urbanicity4                                          
Urban   65.9   18.2   7.6   8.3   42.8   76.1   16.1   6.2 !   32.0  
Suburban   64.1   18.9   10.6   6.3   37.4   72.8   17.8   5.2   4.2 ! 22.4  
Rural   63.4   17.7   7.0   11.8   41.4   62.3   32.2       31.5  
Sector5                                          
Public   64.6   18.3   9.3   7.7   39.3   72.0   19.9   5.6   2.5   25.6  
Private   62.8   19.9   8.6 ! 8.7 ! 43.1   71.0   16.3 !     32.6  
# 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 "Cyber-bullying" includes students who responded that another student had posted hurtful information about them on the Internet; purposefully shared private information about them on the Internet; harassed them via instant messaging; harassed them via Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging; harassed them via email; harassed them while gaming; or excluded them online.
2 Teacher or other adult at school notified.
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and, from 2003 onward, two or more races.
4 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.
5 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. For more information, please see appendix A.
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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