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Table 230.70. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being afraid of attack or harm, by location and selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1995 through 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic 1995 1999 2001 2003 2005 20071 20091 20111
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
At school                                        
Total 11.8 (0.39) 7.3 (0.37) 6.4 (0.31) 6.1 (0.31) 6.4   (0.39) 5.3   (0.33) 4.2   (0.33) 3.7   (0.28)
Sex                                        
Male 10.8 (0.51) 6.5 (0.44) 6.4 (0.38) 5.3 (0.34) 6.1   (0.56) 4.6   (0.42) 3.7   (0.38) 3.7   (0.41)
Female 12.8 (0.58) 8.2 (0.53) 6.4 (0.43) 6.9 (0.48) 6.7   (0.47) 6.0   (0.45) 4.8   (0.51) 3.8   (0.36)
                                         
Race/ethnicity2                                        
White 8.1 (0.36) 5.0 (0.32) 4.9 (0.35) 4.1 (0.35) 4.6   (0.39) 4.2   (0.37) 3.3   (0.35) 3.0   (0.31)
Black 20.3 (1.31) 13.5 (1.27) 8.9 (0.87) 10.7 (1.22) 9.2   (1.19) 8.6   (1.18) 7.0   (1.12) 4.9   (1.03)
Hispanic 20.9 (1.27) 11.7 (1.20) 10.6 (1.07) 9.5 (0.65) 10.3   (1.16) 7.1   (0.88) 4.9   (0.89) 4.8   (0.59)
Asian (†) (†) (†) (†) 6.2 ! (2.09) 2.3 ! (1.05) 5.9 ! (2.25) 4.2 ! (1.52)
Other 13.5 (1.58) 6.7 (1.09) 6.4 (1.11) 5.0 (1.31) 5.7   (1.63) 3.3 ! (1.09)   (†) 4.1 ! (1.31)
                                         
Grade                                        
6th 14.3 (1.13) 10.9 (1.37) 10.6 (1.26) 10.0 (1.35) 9.5   (1.14) 9.9   (1.33) 6.4   (1.20) 5.6   (1.08)
7th 15.3 (1.02) 9.5 (0.79) 9.2 (0.95) 8.2 (0.86) 9.1   (1.04) 6.7   (0.86) 6.2   (1.06) 4.5   (0.69)
8th 13.0 (0.84) 8.1 (0.74) 7.6 (0.69) 6.3 (0.68) 7.1   (0.95) 4.6   (0.71) 3.5   (0.75) 4.6   (0.71)
9th 11.6 (0.82) 7.1 (0.74) 5.5 (0.63) 6.3 (0.61) 5.9   (0.71) 5.5   (0.87) 4.6   (0.75) 4.2   (0.66)
10th 11.0 (0.82) 7.1 (0.77) 5.0 (0.71) 4.4 (0.67) 5.5   (0.89) 5.2   (0.87) 4.6   (0.79) 3.9   (0.63)
11th 8.9 (0.80) 4.8 (0.68) 4.8 (0.65) 4.7 (0.66) 4.6   (0.73) 3.1   (0.63) 3.3   (0.74) 1.8   (0.48)
12th 7.8 (0.94) 4.8 (0.88) 2.9 (0.55) 3.7 (0.53) 3.3   (0.69) 3.1   (0.65) 1.9 ! (0.57) 2.2   (0.57)
                                         
Urbanicity3                                        
Urban 18.4 (0.84) 11.6 (0.81) 9.7 (0.59) 9.5 (0.68) 10.5   (0.92) 7.1   (0.81) 6.9   (0.84) 5.2   (0.60)
Suburban 9.8 (0.49) 6.2 (0.42) 4.8 (0.33) 4.8 (0.30) 4.7   (0.41) 4.4   (0.41) 3.0   (0.33) 3.1   (0.39)
Rural 8.6 (0.80) 4.8 (0.70) 6.0 (0.97) 4.7 (0.93) 5.1   (0.97) 4.9   (0.59) 3.9   (0.63) 3.0   (0.63)
                                         
Control of school                                        
Public 12.2 (0.43) 7.7 (0.38) 6.6 (0.33) 6.4 (0.34) 6.6   (0.42) 5.5   (0.34) 4.4   (0.35) 3.9   (0.30)
Private 7.3 (1.01) 3.6 (0.81) 4.6 (0.92) 3.0 (0.73) 3.8   (0.82) 2.5 ! (0.89) 1.9 ! (0.74) 1.5 ! (0.64)
                                         
Away from school                                        
Total (†) 5.7 (0.32) 4.6 (0.28) 5.4 (0.29) 5.2   (0.33) 3.5   (0.29) 3.3   (0.32) 2.4   (0.23)
Sex                                        
Male (†) 4.1 (0.34) 3.7 (0.31) 4.0 (0.30) 4.6   (0.42) 2.4   (0.31) 2.5   (0.34) 2.0   (0.27)
Female (†) 7.4 (0.49) 5.6 (0.42) 6.8 (0.48) 5.8   (0.48) 4.5   (0.40) 4.1   (0.51) 2.7   (0.30)
                                         
Race/ethnicity2                                        
White (†) 4.3 (0.32) 3.7 (0.29) 3.8 (0.31) 4.2   (0.40) 2.5   (0.28) 2.2   (0.28) 1.6   (0.24)
Black (†) 8.7 (1.00) 6.3 (0.87) 10.0 (1.13) 7.3   (0.96) 4.9   (0.73) 5.7   (1.10) 3.5   (0.86)
Hispanic (†) 8.9 (1.03) 6.5 (0.75) 7.4 (0.80) 6.2   (0.84) 5.9   (0.80) 3.9   (0.70) 3.3   (0.50)
Asian (†) (†) (†) (†) 7.4 ! (2.89)   (†) 7.1 ! (2.50) 3.2 ! (1.15)
Other (†) 5.4 (1.04) 6.6 (1.32) 3.9 (1.02) 3.1 ! (1.28)   (†) 4.0 ! (1.79) 2.5 ! (1.05)
                                         
Grade                                        
6th (†) 7.8 (1.11) 6.3 (1.15) 6.8 (1.01) 5.6   (0.99) 5.9   (1.20) 3.3   (0.89) 3.0   (0.86)
7th (†) 6.1 (0.72) 5.5 (0.80) 6.7 (0.80) 7.5   (0.89) 3.0   (0.55) 4.0   (0.78) 2.7   (0.58)
8th (†) 5.5 (0.66) 4.4 (0.61) 5.3 (0.71) 5.0   (0.72) 3.6   (0.65) 3.3   (0.72) 2.1   (0.43)
9th (†) 4.6 (0.63) 4.5 (0.62) 4.3 (0.55) 3.8   (0.61) 4.0   (0.75) 2.6   (0.62) 3.5   (0.65)
10th (†) 4.8 (0.63) 4.2 (0.63) 5.3 (0.67) 4.7   (0.66) 3.0   (0.60) 5.5   (0.96) 1.7   (0.46)
11th (†) 5.9 (0.72) 4.7 (0.62) 4.7 (0.69) 4.2   (0.74) 2.3   (0.56) 2.2   (0.56) 2.9   (0.70)
12th (†) 6.1 (0.86) 3.3 (0.62) 4.9 (0.72) 5.4   (0.98) 3.2   (0.61) 2.1   (0.63) 1.0 ! (0.37)
                                         
Urbanicity3                                        
Urban (†) 9.1 (0.82) 7.4 (0.68) 8.1 (0.60) 6.7   (0.61) 5.3   (0.67) 5.8   (0.87) 3.4   (0.42)
Suburban (†) 5.0 (0.31) 3.8 (0.33) 4.4 (0.34) 4.6   (0.43) 2.7   (0.36) 2.5   (0.33) 2.2   (0.30)
Rural (†) 3.0 (0.71) 3.0 (0.59) 4.0 (0.69) 4.7   (0.98) 2.8   (0.54) 1.9   (0.48) 1.0 ! (0.35)
                                         
Control of school                                        
Public (†) 5.8 (0.32) 4.6 (0.30) 5.4 (0.31) 5.2   (0.34) 3.6   (0.30) 3.5   (0.33) 2.4   (0.23)
Private (†) 5.0 (0.92) 5.1 (1.08) 4.7 (0.89) 4.9   (1.41) 2.1 ! (0.72) 1.8 ! (0.71) 1.6 ! (0.68)
—Not available.
†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 Starting in 2007, 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 onward are comparable to previous years.
2 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.
3 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)."
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. Students were asked if they "never," "almost never," "sometimes," or "most of the time" feared that someone would attack or harm them at school or away from school. Students responding "sometimes" or "most of the time" were considered fearful. For the 2001 survey only, the wording was changed from "attack or harm" to "attack or threaten to attack."
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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