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


Table 18.1.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported avoiding school activities or one or more places in school because of fear of attack or harm: Various years, 1995–2011


Activity or place avoided 1995 1999 2001 2003 2005 20071 20091 20111
Total 6.9 6.1 5.0 5.5 7.2 5.0 5.5
Avoided school activities 3.2 2.3 1.9 2.1 2.6 2.1 2.0
Any activities2 1.7 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.8 1.3 1.2
Any classes 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7
Stayed home from school 2.3 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.8
Avoided one or more places in school 8.7 4.6 4.7 4.0 4.5 5.8 4.0 4.7
Entrance to the school 2.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.5 0.9 0.9
Hallways or stairs in school 4.2 2.1 2.1 1.7 2.1 2.6 2.2 2.5
Parts of the school cafeteria 2.5 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.8 1.9 1.1 1.8
Any school restrooms 4.4 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.6 1.4 1.7
Other places inside the school building 2.5 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.0 1.1
— Not available.
1 In 2007, 2009, and 2011, the reference period was the school year, whereas in prior survey years the reference period was the previous 6 months. Cognitive testing showed that estimates from 2007, 2009, and 2011 are comparable to previous years.
2 In 2007, 2009, and 2011, the survey wording was changed from "any extracurricular activities" to "any activities." Please use caution when comparing changes in this item over time.
NOTE: For the 2001 survey, the wording was changed from "attack or harm" to "attack or threat of attack." Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding and because students could report avoiding more than one school activity and avoiding more than one place in school.
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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