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Table 228.20. Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12–18 and rate of victimization per 1,000 students, by type of victimization, location, and year: 1992 through 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Location and year Number of nonfatal victimizations Rate of victimization per 1,000 students
Total Theft Violent Total Theft Violent
All violent Serious
violent1
All violent Serious
violent1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
At school2                                
1992 4,281,200 (196,220) 2,679,400 (147,660) 1,601,800 (121,630) 197,600 (35,430) 181.5 (7.09) 113.6 (5.64) 67.9 (4.77) 8.4 (1.48)
1993 4,692,800 (183,610) 2,477,100 (124,600) 2,215,700 (131,600) 535,500 (55,610) 193.5 (6.39) 102.1 (4.67) 91.4 (4.91) 22.1 (2.22)
1994 4,721,000 (144,790) 2,474,100 (97,820) 2,246,900 (104,300) 459,100 (39,920) 187.7 (4.88) 98.4 (3.55) 89.3 (3.76) 18.3 (1.55)
1995 4,400,700 (138,690) 2,468,400 (97,690) 1,932,200 (94,940) 294,500 (30,880) 172.2 (4.66) 96.6 (3.49) 75.6 (3.41) 11.5 (1.19)
1996 4,130,400 (136,300) 2,205,200 (93,280) 1,925,300 (96,780) 371,900 (36,090) 158.4 (4.54) 84.5 (3.30) 73.8 (3.41) 14.3 (1.35)
                                 
1997 3,610,900 (152,370) 1,975,000 (101,170) 1,635,900 (97,350) 376,200 (39,950) 136.6 (4.57) 74.7 (3.31) 61.9 (3.32) 14.2 (1.47)
1998 3,247,300 (135,860) 1,635,100 (87,360) 1,612,200 (106,090) 314,500 (37,870) 121.3 (4.33) 61.1 (2.98) 60.2 (3.59) 11.7 (1.38)
1999 3,152,400 (135,080) 1,752,200 (92,620) 1,400,200 (88,150) 281,100 (33,540) 117.0 (4.29) 65.1 (3.12) 52.0 (3.11) 10.4 (1.23)
2000 2,301,000 (114,960) 1,331,500 (80,140) 969,500 (73,270) 214,200 (29,750) 84.9 (3.72) 49.1 (2.71) 35.8 (2.57) 7.9 (1.08)
2001 2,521,300 (128,980) 1,348,500 (84,740) 1,172,700 (84,450) 259,400 (33,440) 92.3 (4.04) 49.4 (2.82) 42.9 (2.85) 9.5 (1.20)
                                 
2002 2,082,600 (89,740) 1,088,800 (64,030) 993,800 (72,340) 173,500 (26,110) 75.4 (3.45) 39.4 (2.40) 36.0 (2.53) 6.3 (0.94)
2003 2,308,800 (95,740) 1,270,500 (70,290) 1,038,300 (76,800) 188,400 (28,300) 87.4 (3.85) 48.1 (2.76) 39.3 (2.80) 7.1 (1.06)
2004 1,762,200 (84,830) 1,065,400 (65,540) 696,800 (60,570) 107,300 (21,230) 67.2 (3.38) 40.6 (2.57) 26.6 (2.25) 4.1 (0.81)
2005 1,678,600 (88,690) 875,900 (62,420) 802,600 (72,930) 140,300 (27,020) 63.2 (3.52) 33.0 (2.42) 30.2 (2.67) 5.3 (1.01)
20063 1,799,900 (90,050) 859,000 (62,380) 940,900 (78,400) 249,900 (36,900) 67.5 (3.56) 32.2 (2.40) 35.3 (2.85) 9.4 (1.37)
                                 
2007 1,801,200 (83,670) 896,700 (58,960) 904,400 (75,270) 116,100 (22,340) 67.8 (3.39) 33.7 (2.31) 34.0 (2.73) 4.4 (0.83)
2008 1,435,500 (98,840) 648,000 (61,170) 787,500 (108,480) 128,700 (34,370) 54.3 (3.56) 24.5 (2.26) 29.8 (3.91) 4.9 (1.28)
2009 1,322,800 (87,660) 594,500 (54,480) 728,300 (111,550) 233,700 (51,610) 51.0 (3.23) 22.9 (2.05) 28.1 (4.08) 9.0 (1.94)
2010 892,000 (64,960) 469,800 (45,300) 422,300 (73,310) 155,000 (36,500) 34.9 (2.47) 18.4 (1.75) 16.5 (2.75) 6.1 (1.40)
2011 1,246,200 (92,180) 647,700 (61,500) 598,600 (84,090) 89,500 (23,360) 49.3 (3.47) 25.6 (2.36) 23.7 (3.16) 3.5 (0.91)
2012 1,364,900 (82,050) 615,600 (51,440) 749,200 (90,250) 89,000 (23,850) 52.4 (3.01) 23.6 (1.93) 28.8 (3.31) 3.4 (0.91)
                                 
Away from school                                
1992 4,084,100 (190,660) 1,857,600 (118,610) 2,226,500 (149,210) 1,025,100 (92,600) 173.1 (6.94) 78.7 (4.66) 94.4 (5.70) 43.5 (3.72)
1993 3,835,900 (162,330) 1,731,100 (100,630) 2,104,800 (127,450) 1,004,300 (80,900) 158.2 (5.81) 71.4 (3.87) 86.8 (4.77) 41.4 (3.17)
1994 4,147,100 (133,750) 1,713,900 (78,590) 2,433,200 (109,630) 1,074,900 (66,230) 164.9 (4.59) 68.1 (2.92) 96.7 (3.92) 42.7 (2.50)
1995 3,626,600 (123,250) 1,604,800 (75,590) 2,021,800 (97,650) 829,700 (56,660) 141.9 (4.24) 62.8 (2.78) 79.1 (3.49) 32.5 (2.12)
1996 3,483,200 (122,860) 1,572,700 (76,310) 1,910,600 (96,320) 870,000 (59,560) 133.5 (4.17) 60.3 (2.75) 73.3 (3.39) 33.4 (2.19)
                                 
1997 3,717,600 (155,480) 1,710,700 (92,020) 2,006,900 (110,940) 853,300 (64,970) 140.7 (4.64) 64.7 (3.06) 75.9 (3.71) 32.3 (2.31)
1998 3,047,800 (130,340) 1,408,000 (79,510) 1,639,800 (107,280) 684,900 (61,210) 113.8 (4.19) 52.6 (2.74) 61.3 (3.63) 25.6 (2.17)
1999 2,713,800 (122,530) 1,129,200 (70,410) 1,584,500 (95,150) 675,400 (56,470) 100.8 (3.96) 41.9 (2.44) 58.8 (3.34) 25.1 (2.04)
2000 2,303,600 (115,050) 1,228,900 (76,060) 1,074,800 (78,100) 402,100 (43,010) 85.0 (3.72) 45.3 (2.59) 39.6 (2.73) 14.8 (1.55)
2001 1,780,300 (101,940) 961,400 (67,910) 819,000 (67,260) 314,800 (37,510) 65.2 (3.31) 35.2 (2.31) 30.0 (2.32) 11.5 (1.34)
                                 
2002 1,619,500 (78,980) 820,100 (54,930) 799,400 (63,490) 341,200 (38,460) 58.6 (3.00) 29.7 (2.04) 28.9 (2.24) 12.4 (1.37)
2003 1,824,100 (85,020) 780,900 (53,930) 1,043,200 (77,020) 412,800 (44,430) 69.1 (3.38) 29.6 (2.09) 39.5 (2.81) 15.6 (1.65)
2004 1,371,800 (74,730) 718,000 (53,190) 653,700 (58,380) 272,500 (35,500) 52.3 (2.95) 27.4 (2.07) 24.9 (2.18) 10.4 (1.34)
2005 1,429,000 (81,470) 637,700 (52,320) 791,300 (72,320) 257,100 (37,890) 53.8 (3.21) 24.0 (2.02) 29.8 (2.65) 9.7 (1.41)
20063 1,413,100 (80,130) 714,200 (56,730) 698,900 (66,010) 263,600 (38,020) 53.0 (3.13) 26.8 (2.17) 26.2 (2.42) 9.9 (1.41)
                                 
2007 1,371,700 (73,270) 614,300 (48,300) 757,400 (67,520) 337,700 (41,520) 51.6 (2.92) 23.1 (1.87) 28.5 (2.46) 12.7 (1.54)
2008 1,132,600 (85,570) 498,500 (52,350) 634,100 (94,160) 258,600 (52,980) 42.8 (3.11) 18.9 (1.94) 24.0 (3.42) 9.8 (1.96)
2009 857,200 (67,630) 484,200 (48,320) 372,900 (70,660) 176,800 (42,890) 33.1 (2.53) 18.7 (1.83) 14.4 (2.63) 6.8 (1.62)
2010 689,900 (56,180) 378,800 (40,200) 311,200 (59,190) 167,300 (38,460) 27.0 (2.15) 14.8 (1.55) 12.2 (2.24) 6.5 (1.47)
2011 966,100 (78,690) 541,900 (55,160) 424,300 (66,350) 137,600 (31,000) 38.2 (2.99) 21.4 (2.13) 16.8 (2.52) 5.4 (1.20)
2012 991,200 (67,920) 470,800 (44,070) 520,400 (71,280) 169,900 (35,260) 38.0 (2.52) 18.1 (1.66) 20.0 (2.64) 6.5 (1.33)
1 Serious violent victimization is also included in all violent victimization.
2 “At school” includes inside the school building, on school property, or on the way to and from school.
3 Due to methodological differences, use caution when comparing 2006 estimates to other years.
NOTE: Serious violent victimization includes the crimes of rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. All violent victimization includes the serious violent crimes as well as simple assault. Theft includes attempted and completed purse-snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, with the exception of motor vehicle thefts. Theft does not include robbery, which involves the threat or use of force and is classified as a violent crime. Total victimization includes theft and violent crimes. Data in this table are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS); due to differences in time coverage and administration between the NCVS and the School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the NCVS, data in this table cannot be compared with data in tables that are based on the SCS. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 1992 through 2012. (This table was prepared August 2013).
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