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Table 228.30. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by type of victimization and selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1995 through 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Type of victimization
and student or
school characteristic
1995 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 9.5   (0.35) 7.6   (0.35) 5.5   (0.31) 5.1   (0.24) 4.3   (0.31) 4.3   (0.30) 3.9   (0.28) 3.5   (0.28)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 10.0   (0.46) 7.8   (0.46) 6.1   (0.41) 5.4   (0.33) 4.6   (0.42) 4.5   (0.43) 4.6   (0.40) 3.7   (0.35)
Female 9.0   (0.47) 7.3   (0.46) 4.9   (0.39) 4.8   (0.36) 3.9   (0.38) 4.0   (0.39) 3.2   (0.35) 3.4   (0.38)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity1                                                
White 9.8   (0.37) 7.5   (0.44) 5.8   (0.39) 5.4   (0.31) 4.7   (0.35) 4.3   (0.38) 3.9   (0.37) 3.6   (0.35)
Black 10.2   (1.04) 9.9   (0.85) 6.1   (0.78) 5.3   (0.80) 3.8   (0.80) 4.3   (0.83) 4.4   (0.74) 4.6   (0.89)
Hispanic 7.6   (0.90) 5.7   (0.77) 4.6   (0.64) 3.9   (0.50) 3.9   (0.70) 3.6   (0.54) 3.9   (0.75) 2.9   (0.47)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.5 ! (0.68) 3.6 ! (1.38)   (†) 2.5 ! (1.23)
Other 8.8   (1.54) 6.4   (1.28) 3.1   (0.91) 5.0   (1.08) 4.3 ! (2.00) 8.1   (2.01)   (†) 3.7 ! (1.37)
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 9.6   (0.97) 8.0   (1.24) 5.9   (0.90) 3.8   (0.77) 4.6   (0.83) 4.1   (0.87) 3.7   (0.91) 3.8   (0.85)
7th 11.2   (0.81) 8.2   (0.81) 5.8   (0.66) 6.3   (0.74) 5.4   (0.71) 4.7   (0.69) 3.4   (0.70) 3.1   (0.61)
8th 10.5   (0.78) 7.6   (0.84) 4.3   (0.61) 5.2   (0.65) 3.6   (0.63) 4.4   (0.63) 3.8   (0.78) 3.8   (0.67)
9th 11.9   (0.88) 8.9   (0.79) 7.9   (0.81) 6.3   (0.70) 4.7   (0.69) 5.3   (0.75) 5.3   (0.85) 5.1   (0.83)
10th 9.1   (0.76) 8.0   (0.82) 6.5   (0.77) 4.8   (0.63) 4.3   (0.71) 4.4   (0.67) 4.2   (0.79) 3.0   (0.58)
11th 7.3   (0.74) 7.2   (0.88) 4.8   (0.62) 5.1   (0.68) 3.6   (0.51) 4.0   (0.75) 4.7   (0.88) 3.1   (0.65)
12th 6.1   (0.74) 4.8   (0.81) 2.9   (0.52) 3.6   (0.71) 3.8   (0.85) 2.7   (0.70) 2.0   (0.52) 2.9   (0.68)
                                                 
Urbanicity2                                                
Urban 9.3   (0.64) 8.4   (0.69) 5.9   (0.58) 6.1   (0.58) 5.3   (0.65) 4.5   (0.58) 4.2   (0.56) 4.3   (0.56)
Suburban 10.3   (0.49) 7.6   (0.43) 5.7   (0.40) 4.8   (0.33) 4.2   (0.34) 4.1   (0.38) 4.0   (0.36) 3.3   (0.34)
Rural 8.3   (0.79) 6.4   (0.96) 4.7   (0.93) 4.7   (0.75) 2.8   (0.69) 4.4   (0.55) 3.1   (0.66) 2.8   (0.57)
                                                 
Sector                                                
Public 9.8   (0.38) 7.9   (0.37) 5.7   (0.34) 5.2   (0.26) 4.4   (0.32) 4.6   (0.32) 4.1   (0.30) 3.7   (0.29)
Private 6.6   (0.90) 4.5   (0.80) 3.4   (0.72) 4.9   (0.79) 2.7   (0.77) 1.1 ! (0.50) 1.8 ! (0.76) 1.9 ! (0.68)
                                                 
Theft 7.1   (0.29) 5.7   (0.32) 4.2   (0.24) 4.0   (0.21) 3.1   (0.27) 3.0   (0.23) 2.8   (0.23) 2.6   (0.23)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 7.1   (0.38) 5.7   (0.41) 4.5   (0.34) 4.0   (0.27) 3.1   (0.34) 3.0   (0.34) 3.4   (0.36) 2.6   (0.29)
Female 7.1   (0.41) 5.7   (0.43) 3.8   (0.33) 4.1   (0.32) 3.2   (0.36) 3.0   (0.33) 2.1   (0.28) 2.6   (0.33)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity1                                                
White 7.4   (0.32) 5.8   (0.43) 4.2   (0.30) 4.3   (0.28) 3.4   (0.32) 3.1   (0.29) 2.9   (0.31) 2.5   (0.28)
Black 7.1   (0.85) 7.4   (0.77) 5.0   (0.68) 4.0   (0.66) 2.7   (0.65) 3.0   (0.70) 2.5   (0.61) 3.7   (0.78)
Hispanic 5.8   (0.78) 3.9   (0.61) 3.7   (0.69) 3.0   (0.41) 3.1   (0.64) 2.2   (0.47) 3.0   (0.63) 2.0   (0.41)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.2 ! (1.32)   (†) 2.5 ! (1.23)
Other 6.5   (1.40) 4.4   (0.98) 2.9   (0.87) 4.4   (1.04)   (†) 4.5 ! (1.57)   (†) 2.8 ! (1.21)
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 5.4   (0.66) 5.2   (0.97) 4.0   (0.70) 2.2   (0.63) 2.8   (0.75) 2.7   (0.77) 1.3 ! (0.52) 2.7   (0.70)
7th 8.1   (0.71) 6.0   (0.73) 3.4   (0.51) 4.8   (0.67) 2.9   (0.50) 2.7   (0.54) 2.1   (0.57) 1.9   (0.44)
8th 7.9   (0.72) 5.9   (0.81) 3.3   (0.50) 4.1   (0.56) 2.4   (0.53) 2.5   (0.54) 2.0   (0.55) 2.0   (0.48)
9th 9.1   (0.77) 6.5   (0.71) 6.2   (0.76) 5.3   (0.62) 3.7   (0.61) 4.6   (0.70) 4.9   (0.80) 4.4   (0.78)
10th 7.7   (0.72) 6.5   (0.73) 5.7   (0.72) 3.7   (0.59) 3.8   (0.66) 3.6   (0.63) 3.5   (0.72) 2.1   (0.50)
11th 5.5   (0.66) 5.5   (0.67) 3.8   (0.57) 4.1   (0.64) 2.8   (0.45) 2.6   (0.61) 3.3   (0.74) 2.7   (0.58)
12th 4.6   (0.67) 4.0   (0.71) 2.3   (0.45) 3.1   (0.68) 3.5   (0.85) 1.9   (0.55) 1.5   (0.44) 2.4   (0.62)
                                                 
Urbanicity2                                                
Urban 6.6   (0.51) 6.9   (0.59) 4.5   (0.52) 4.5   (0.47) 3.6   (0.51) 2.8   (0.48) 2.9   (0.45) 3.0   (0.45)
Suburban 7.6   (0.40) 5.4   (0.36) 4.3   (0.32) 3.8   (0.27) 3.2   (0.31) 3.0   (0.31) 2.8   (0.32) 2.5   (0.30)
Rural 6.8   (0.66) 5.0   (0.95) 3.4   (0.65) 3.9   (0.66) 2.2 ! (0.68) 3.2   (0.46) 2.3   (0.59) 2.0   (0.47)
                                                 
Sector                                                
Public 7.3   (0.32) 5.9   (0.34) 4.4   (0.26) 4.0   (0.22) 3.3   (0.28) 3.2   (0.25) 2.9   (0.25) 2.7   (0.24)
Private 5.2   (0.74) 4.3   (0.78) 2.5   (0.67) 4.0   (0.77) 1.3 ! (0.48) 1.1 ! (0.50)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.52)
                                                 
Violent 3.0   (0.21) 2.3   (0.18) 1.8   (0.19) 1.3   (0.15) 1.2   (0.15) 1.6   (0.18) 1.4   (0.17) 1.1   (0.15)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 3.5   (0.27) 2.5   (0.26) 2.1   (0.26) 1.8   (0.24) 1.6   (0.25) 1.7   (0.26) 1.6   (0.25) 1.2   (0.21)
Female 2.4   (0.25) 2.0   (0.22) 1.5   (0.24) 0.9   (0.16) 0.8   (0.15) 1.4   (0.23) 1.1   (0.21) 0.9   (0.17)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity1                                                
White 3.0   (0.23) 2.1   (0.22) 2.0   (0.24) 1.4   (0.18) 1.3   (0.20) 1.5   (0.22) 1.2   (0.21) 1.2   (0.17)
Black 3.4   (0.61) 3.5   (0.55) 1.3 ! (0.40) 1.6   (0.41) 1.3 ! (0.46) 1.6 ! (0.50) 2.3   (0.62) 1.1 ! (0.42)
Hispanic 2.7   (0.43) 1.9   (0.38) 1.5   (0.41) 1.1   (0.28) 0.9   (0.24) 1.4   (0.42) 1.3 ! (0.40) 1.0   (0.28)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†) #  
Other 2.5 ! (0.87) 2.2 ! (0.81)   (†)   (†)   (†) 4.5 ! (1.50)   (†)  
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 5.1   (0.73) 3.8   (0.76) 2.6   (0.66) 1.9   (0.53) 1.9   (0.55) 1.5 ! (0.54) 2.6 ! (0.83) 1.3 ! (0.49)
7th 3.8   (0.54) 2.6   (0.43) 2.6   (0.47) 1.7   (0.43) 2.6   (0.53) 2.4   (0.50) 1.2 ! (0.42) 1.2 ! (0.41)
8th 3.1   (0.44) 2.4   (0.44) 1.3   (0.34) 1.5   (0.35) 1.4   (0.39) 2.1   (0.47) 2.0   (0.60) 2.1   (0.50)
9th 3.4   (0.50) 3.2   (0.47) 2.4   (0.46) 1.5   (0.31) 1.0   (0.29) 1.2 ! (0.37) 0.9 ! (0.37) 1.1 ! (0.35)
10th 2.1   (0.36) 1.7   (0.39) 1.2   (0.31) 1.4   (0.36) 0.5 ! (0.24) 1.2 ! (0.39) 1.0 ! (0.37) 0.9 ! (0.34)
11th 1.9   (0.40) 1.8 ! (0.58) 1.6   (0.39) 1.0 ! (0.33) 0.7 ! (0.31) 1.5 ! (0.46) 1.5 ! (0.51)  
12th 1.9   (0.41) 0.8 ! (0.31) 0.9 ! (0.31) 0.5 ! (0.26)   (†) 0.8 ! (0.35)   (†)  
                                                 
Urbanicity2                                                
Urban 3.3   (0.40) 2.3   (0.38) 1.7   (0.29) 1.8   (0.32) 1.8   (0.34) 2.0   (0.35) 1.8   (0.41) 1.4   (0.31)
Suburban 3.5   (0.30) 2.4   (0.26) 1.7   (0.20) 1.2   (0.19) 1.1   (0.18) 1.3   (0.23) 1.3   (0.23) 0.9   (0.16)
Rural 1.8   (0.31) 1.9   (0.50) 2.0 ! (0.64) 0.9 ! (0.31) 0.6 ! (0.26) 1.7   (0.36) 0.8 ! (0.32) 1.0 ! (0.31)
                                                 
Sector                                                
Public 3.1   (0.22) 2.5   (0.20) 1.9   (0.20) 1.4   (0.15) 1.2   (0.15) 1.7   (0.20) 1.4   (0.19) 1.1   (0.15)
Private 1.7   (0.45)   (†) 1.0 ! (0.32) 0.9 ! (0.39) 1.4 ! (0.60)   (†)   (†)  
                                                 
Serious violent3 0.7   (0.09) 0.5   (0.09) 0.4   (0.08) 0.2   (0.06) 0.3   (0.07) 0.4   (0.08) 0.3   (0.09) 0.1 ! (0.05)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 0.9   (0.14) 0.6   (0.12) 0.5   (0.11) 0.3 ! (0.10) 0.3 ! (0.10) 0.5 ! (0.14) 0.6   (0.16) 0.2 ! (0.08)
Female 0.4   (0.10) 0.5   (0.12) 0.4 ! (0.12)   (†) 0.3   (0.07) 0.2 ! (0.08)   (†)  
                                                 
Race/ethnicity1                                                
White 0.6   (0.09) 0.4   (0.09) 0.4   (0.08) 0.2 ! (0.06) 0.3 ! (0.09) 0.2 ! (0.08) 0.3 ! (0.10) 0.2 ! (0.07)
Black 1.0 ! (0.31) 1.2   (0.33) 0.5 ! (0.25)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)  
Hispanic 0.9 ! (0.30) 0.6 ! (0.22) 0.8 ! (0.33) 0.4 ! (0.18) 0.4 ! (0.16) 0.8 ! (0.32)   (†)  
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†) #  
Other   (†) #   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†) #  
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 1.5   (0.42) 1.3 ! (0.40)   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)  
7th 0.9   (0.24) 0.9 ! (0.27) 0.6 ! (0.24)   (†)   (†) 0.4 ! (0.20)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.23)
8th 0.8 ! (0.23) 0.5 ! (0.22) 0.3 ! (0.14) 0.3 ! (0.15)   (†)   (†)   (†) #  
9th 0.7   (0.21) 0.6 ! (0.18) 0.8 ! (0.31) 0.6 ! (0.21)   (†)   (†)   (†)  
10th 0.4 ! (0.17)   (†) 0.4 ! (0.18) #   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) #  
11th 0.4 ! (0.16)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.6 ! (0.27)   (†) #  
12th   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) #  
                                                 
Urbanicity2                                                
Urban 1.3   (0.24) 0.7   (0.19) 0.5   (0.15) 0.4 ! (0.14) 0.4 ! (0.17) 0.7 ! (0.23) 0.6 ! (0.22)  
Suburban 0.6   (0.12) 0.5   (0.11) 0.4   (0.09) 0.1 ! (0.05) 0.3 ! (0.08) 0.2 ! (0.09) 0.3 ! (0.11)  
Rural 0.3 ! (0.10) 0.4 ! (0.18) 0.5 ! (0.24)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)  
                                                 
Sector                                                
Public 0.7   (0.10) 0.6   (0.10) 0.5   (0.09) 0.2   (0.06) 0.3   (0.06) 0.4   (0.09) 0.4   (0.10) 0.1 ! (0.06)
Private   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) #  
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
#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 coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians (prior to 2005), Pacific Islanders, and, from 2003 onward, persons reporting that they are of two or more races. Due to changes in racial/ethnic categories, comparisons of race/ethnicity across years should be made with caution.
2 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's 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)."
3 Serious violent victimization is also included in violent victimization.
NOTE: Total victimization includes theft and violent victimization. A single student could report more than one type of victimization. In the total victimization rows, students who reported both theft and violent victimization are counted only once. 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. Serious violent victimization includes the crimes of rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent victimization includes the serious violent crimes as well as simple assault. "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, selected years, 1995 through 2011. (This table was prepared September 2013.)

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