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NCES 2013-036
2013


Table 11.5.

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: Various years, 2005–2011


Student or school characteristic Total bullying at school   Bullying problems
  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
2005 2007 2009 2011   2005 2007 2009 2011   2005 2007 2009 2011   2005   2007   2009   2011   2005   2007   2009   2011   2005   2007 2009   2011     2005   2007   2009   2011     2005   2007   2009   2011  
Total 28.1 31.7 28.0 27.8   18.7 21.0 18.8 17.6   14.7 18.1 16.5 18.3   4.8   5.8   5.7   5.0   3.5   4.1   3.6   3.3   4.6   5.2 4.7   5.6     3.4   4.2   3.3   2.8     9.0   11.0   9.0   7.9  
Sex                                                                                                                
Male 27.1 30.3 26.6 24.5   18.5 20.3 18.4 16.2   11.0 13.5 12.8 13.2   5.2   6.0   5.6   5.0   3.9   4.8   4.0   3.6   4.1   4.6 3.8   4.8     3.5   4.0   3.4   3.3     10.9   12.2   10.1   8.9  
Female 29.2 33.2 29.5 31.4   19.0 21.7 19.2 19.1   18.5 22.8 20.3 23.8   4.4   5.6   5.8   5.1   3.1   3.4   3.2   3.0   5.2   5.8 5.7   6.4     3.3   4.4   3.2   2.3     7.1   9.7   7.9   6.8  
Race/ethnicity1                                                                                                                
White 30.0 34.1 29.3 31.5   20.1 23.5 20.5 20.6   15.8 20.3 17.4 20.3   5.1   6.3   5.4   5.8   3.6   4.8   3.7   3.3   5.3   6.1 5.2   7.1     3.4   4.2   3.3   3.1     9.7   11.5   9.1   8.6  
Black 28.5 30.4 29.1 27.2   18.5 19.5 18.4 16.4   14.2 15.7 17.7 18.6   4.9   5.8   7.8   5.5   4.7   3.2   4.8   4.3   4.5   3.7 4.6   4.7     4.6   5.6   4.6   3.3     8.9   11.3   9.9   9.3  
Hispanic 22.3 27.3 25.5 21.9   14.7 16.1 15.8 12.7   12.4 14.4 14.8 15.1   4.6   4.9   5.8   3.3   2.6   3.0   2.7   2.9   3.0   4.0 3.6   2.8     2.7   3.6   2.6   2.4     7.6   9.9   9.1   6.2  
Asian 18.1 17.3 14.9   10.6 9.6 9.0   8.2 8.1 7.7                 2.7 !   3.4 ! 2.9 !     1.8 !         3.8 ! 5.5 ! 2.1 !
Other 24.6 34.1 26.7 23.7   16.3 20.1 17.4 15.0   11.6 20.8 12.9 17.0   2.1   7.7   9.7 ! 6.5   2.1 ! 3.1 ! 4.5 !   2.5 ! 7.7 4.5 ! 5.0 !   2.5 ! 3.4 ! 3.8 !     6.8   14.4   7.1 ! 7.2  
Grade                                                                                                                
6th 36.6 42.7 39.4 37.0   26.3 31.2 30.6 27.0   16.4 21.3 21.4 23.1   6.4   7.0   9.3   4.9   4.4   5.4   4.2 ! 3.9   7.4   7.4 6.6   6.6     3.9   5.2   4.0   3.7     15.1   17.6   14.5   12.7  
7th 35.0 35.6 33.1 30.3   25.2 27.6 23.6 22.4   18.9 20.2 17.3 18.3   6.3   7.4   5.7   6.9   4.7   4.1   4.6   4.5   7.1   7.7 5.6   7.8     4.6   6.0   4.6   4.0     15.4   15.8   13.1   12.6  
8th 30.4 36.9 31.7 30.7   20.4 25.1 22.8 20.7   14.3 19.7 18.1 19.0   4.3   6.9   6.8   5.3   3.8   3.6   5.4   2.9   5.4   5.4 6.9   6.4     4.5   4.6   6.1   4.0     11.3   14.2   12.8   10.8  
9th 28.1 30.6 28.0 26.5   18.9 20.3 19.2 16.4   13.8 18.1 16.6 16.3   5.3   4.6   7.1   5.4   3.2   5.1   4.0   3.3   3.8   4.5 4.5   4.1     2.7   3.5   2.9   2.5     8.2   11.4   9.7   7.3  
10th 24.9 27.7 26.6 28.0   15.5 17.7 15.0 16.9   13.6 15.0 17.0 19.6   4.9   5.8   5.8   5.1   3.6   4.6   3.1   3.9   3.6   4.6 4.0   5.3     2.9   3.4   2.9   2.2     6.8   8.6   7.3   6.7  
11th 23.0 28.5 21.1 23.8   14.7 15.3 13.9 12.7   13.4 18.7 13.9 17.1   3.2   4.9   4.8   4.0   2.8   4.2   2.5   2.4   3.3   3.9 3.6   4.7     2.6   4.4   1.5 ! 1.8     4.2   6.5   4.4   3.9  
12th 19.9 23.0 20.4 22.0   11.3 12.1 11.1 10.6   12.5 14.1 13.1 16.7   3.5   4.3   2.0   3.5   1.8   2.1   1.7 ! 2.3   2.2 ! 3.5 2.6   4.3     2.4   2.4   1.3 ! 1.9     2.9   4.1   3.0   2.7  
Urbanicity2                                                                                                                
Urban 26.0 30.7 27.4 24.8   17.7 20.0 17.0 15.9   13.3 15.5 16.5 16.1   5.5   5.2   6.6   4.4   4.1   3.6   4.2   3.1   4.9   4.9 4.0   4.6     3.9   4.2   4.2   2.5     8.5   9.2   9.0   7.6  
Suburban 28.9 31.2 27.5 29.0   18.9 21.1 19.3 18.4   14.6 17.4 15.5 18.7   4.4   5.7   5.2   5.0   3.1   4.1   3.2   3.2   4.5   5.0 5.0   6.0     3.0   4.0   2.9   3.0     9.0   11.2   8.9   8.2  
Rural 29.0 35.2 30.7 29.7   19.8 22.1 20.2 18.4   17.2 24.1 19.9 21.4   5.0   7.0   6.1   6.3   3.7   5.1   4.1   3.9   4.5   6.3 5.2   5.8     3.8   4.9   3.3   3.0     9.9   13.1   9.5   7.3  
Sector3                                                                                                                
Public 28.6 32.0 28.8 28.4   19.0 21.1 19.3 17.9   14.9 18.3 16.9 18.8   5.1   6.2   5.9   5.3   3.5   4.2   3.8   3.3   4.5   5.2 4.7   5.5     3.5   4.1   3.4   2.9     9.3   11.4   9.4   8.1  
Private 22.7 29.1 18.9 21.5   15.3 20.1 13.3 13.9   12.4 16.0 11.6 12.6   0.9 ! 1.3 ! 4.4   1.6 ! 3.0 ! 3.6   1.9 ! 2.9   6.2   5.9 4.9   5.6     2.0 ! 5.0   1.8 ! 2.1 !   5.5   6.5   4.5   4.7  
— Not available.
! 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. 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, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011.
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