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Table 230.40. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school or cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year, by type of bullying at school, reports of injury, and selected student and school characteristics: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic Bullied at school
or cyber-bullied anywhere
Type of bullying at school Of students who were pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on, percent reporting injury1
Total bullied at school or cyber-bullied anywhere2 Total cyber-bullied anywhere Total bullied at school3 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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Total 29.7 (0.78) 9.0   (0.42) 27.8 (0.76) 17.6 (0.62) 18.3 (0.61) 5.0   (0.30) 3.3   (0.26) 5.6   (0.34) 2.8   (0.23) 7.9   (0.38) 21.3   (2.05)
                                                           
Sex                                                          
Male 26.7 (0.95) 6.9   (0.51) 24.5 (0.91) 16.2 (0.73) 13.2 (0.66) 5.0   (0.44) 3.6   (0.34) 4.8   (0.41) 3.3   (0.34) 8.9   (0.57) 21.3   (2.68)
Female 32.9 (1.02) 11.2   (0.66) 31.4 (0.99) 19.1 (0.84) 23.8 (0.93) 5.1   (0.41) 3.0   (0.36) 6.4   (0.49) 2.3   (0.30) 6.8   (0.49) 21.3   (3.16)
                                                           
Race/ethnicity4                                                          
White 33.5 (1.08) 10.6   (0.60) 31.5 (1.07) 20.6 (0.89) 20.3 (0.81) 5.8   (0.44) 3.3   (0.35) 7.1   (0.51) 3.1   (0.33) 8.6   (0.55) 21.1   (2.66)
Black 28.5 (2.01) 7.0   (1.04) 27.2 (1.97) 16.4 (1.45) 18.6 (1.79) 5.5   (0.83) 4.3   (0.79) 4.7   (0.90) 3.3   (0.72) 9.3   (1.00) 16.2 ! (4.91)
Hispanic 23.8 (1.08) 7.6   (0.77) 21.9 (1.07) 12.7 (0.93) 15.1 (0.87) 3.3   (0.53) 2.9   (0.46) 2.8   (0.52) 2.4   (0.52) 6.2   (0.75) 24.3   (5.43)
Asian 16.2 (2.79) 5.5 ! (1.69) 14.9 (2.70) 9.0 (2.04) 7.7 (2.03)   (†) 2.7 ! (1.10) 2.9 ! (1.13)   (†) 2.1 ! (0.95)   (†)
Other 24.3 (3.35) 3.8 ! (1.18) 23.7 (3.38) 15.0 (2.47) 17.0 (2.94) 6.5   (1.73)   (†) 5.0 ! (1.62)   (†) 7.2   (1.81)   (†)
                                                           
Grade                                                          
6th 37.4 (2.15) 6.4   (1.09) 37.0 (2.17) 27.0 (2.03) 23.1 (1.90) 4.9   (0.94) 3.9   (0.85) 6.6   (1.19) 3.7   (0.87) 12.7   (1.56) 24.6   (5.08)
7th 31.9 (1.62) 8.1   (0.89) 30.3 (1.64) 22.4 (1.35) 18.3 (1.31) 6.9   (0.89) 4.5   (0.72) 7.8   (0.95) 4.0   (0.68) 12.6   (1.16) 26.1   (4.12)
8th 32.0 (1.65) 8.6   (0.86) 30.7 (1.68) 20.7 (1.51) 19.0 (1.40) 5.3   (0.75) 2.9   (0.56) 6.4   (0.80) 4.0   (0.73) 10.8   (1.07) 21.7   (3.72)
9th 27.9 (1.69) 8.3   (0.96) 26.5 (1.66) 16.4 (1.28) 16.3 (1.38) 5.4   (0.73) 3.3   (0.64) 4.1   (0.87) 2.5   (0.60) 7.3   (0.85) 17.1   (4.59)
10th 30.8 (1.56) 11.6   (0.99) 28.0 (1.56) 16.9 (1.26) 19.6 (1.24) 5.1   (0.75) 3.9   (0.65) 5.3   (0.71) 2.2   (0.48) 6.7   (0.82) 16.3 ! (4.99)
11th 26.8 (1.77) 11.1   (1.18) 23.8 (1.72) 12.7 (1.17) 17.1 (1.48) 4.0   (0.68) 2.4   (0.60) 4.7   (0.71) 1.8   (0.50) 3.9   (0.73)   (†)
12th 23.8 (1.42) 7.8   (1.02) 22.0 (1.34) 10.6 (1.12) 16.7 (1.23) 3.5   (0.65) 2.3   (0.55) 4.3   (0.75) 1.9   (0.51) 2.7   (0.59)   (†)
                                                           
Urbanicity5                                                          
Urban 26.6 (1.27) 7.3   (0.65) 24.8 (1.28) 15.9 (1.07) 16.1 (1.05) 4.4   (0.49) 3.1   (0.38) 4.6   (0.50) 2.5   (0.38) 7.6   (0.66) 20.8   (3.94)
Suburban 31.1 (1.12) 10.0   (0.63) 29.0 (1.07) 18.4 (0.85) 18.7 (0.86) 5.0   (0.47) 3.2   (0.33) 6.0   (0.46) 3.0   (0.35) 8.2   (0.56) 21.9   (2.96)
Rural 30.8 (1.85) 8.9   (1.04) 29.7 (1.82) 18.4 (1.33) 21.4 (1.47) 6.3   (0.69) 3.9   (0.80) 5.8   (0.89) 3.0   (0.54) 7.3   (0.78) 20.1   (4.13)
                                                           
Control of school6                                                          
Public 30.2 (0.85) 8.9   (0.45) 28.4 (0.82) 17.9 (0.66) 18.8 (0.65) 5.3   (0.33) 3.3   (0.28) 5.5   (0.37) 2.9   (0.24) 8.1   (0.42) 21.2   (2.14)
Private 24.2 (1.96) 9.8   (1.31) 21.5 (1.91) 13.9 (1.68) 12.6 (1.59) 1.6 ! (0.62) 2.9   (0.76) 5.6   (1.07) 2.1 ! (0.71) 4.7   (1.03)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!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 Only students who reported that they were pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on were asked if they suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
2 Students who reported that they were both bullied at school and cyber-bullied anywhere were counted only once in the total for students bullied at school or cyber-bullied anywhere.
3 Students who reported experiencing more than one type of bullying at school were counted only once in the total for students bullied at school.
4 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons reporting that they are of two or more races.
5 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)." 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.
6 Control 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's Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey or the 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 totals 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, 2011. (This table was prepared September 2013.)
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