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Table 230.45. Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, by type of bullying and selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 2005 through 2013
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year and student or school characteristic Total bullied at school Type of bullying at school
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
2005                                          
Total 28.1 (0.70) 18.7 (0.58) 14.7 (0.53) 4.8   (0.31) 3.5   (0.27) 4.6   (0.30) 3.4   (0.29) 9.0   (0.45)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 27.1 (0.90) 18.5 (0.73) 11.0 (0.64) 5.2   (0.51) 3.9   (0.39) 4.1   (0.40) 3.5   (0.41) 10.9   (0.70)
Female 29.2 (0.84) 19.0 (0.79) 18.5 (0.74) 4.4   (0.37) 3.1   (0.32) 5.2   (0.40) 3.3   (0.35) 7.1   (0.50)
                                           
Race/ethnicity1                                          
White 30.0 (0.84) 20.1 (0.72) 15.8 (0.66) 5.1   (0.47) 3.6   (0.35) 5.3   (0.36) 3.4   (0.35) 9.7   (0.62)
Black 28.5 (2.21) 18.5 (1.72) 14.2 (1.36) 4.9   (0.76) 4.7   (1.00) 4.5   (0.91) 4.6   (0.89) 8.9   (1.14)
Hispanic 22.3 (1.28) 14.7 (1.11) 12.4 (1.00) 4.6   (0.64) 2.6   (0.55) 3.0   (0.53) 2.7   (0.49) 7.6   (0.94)
Asian (†) (†) (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Other 24.6 (2.06) 16.3 (1.82) 11.6 (1.71) 2.1   (0.59) 2.1 ! (0.74) 2.5 ! (0.79) 2.5 ! (0.77) 6.8   (1.19)
                                           
Grade                                          
6th 36.6 (1.99) 26.3 (2.05) 16.4 (1.60) 6.4   (1.18) 4.4   (0.92) 7.4   (1.19) 3.9   (0.91) 15.1   (1.75)
7th 35.0 (1.72) 25.2 (1.57) 18.9 (1.27) 6.3   (0.80) 4.7   (0.83) 7.1   (0.85) 4.6   (0.79) 15.4   (1.25)
8th 30.4 (1.50) 20.4 (1.30) 14.3 (1.10) 4.3   (0.64) 3.8   (0.71) 5.4   (0.68) 4.5   (0.75) 11.3   (1.23)
9th 28.1 (1.57) 18.9 (1.33) 13.8 (1.23) 5.3   (0.67) 3.2   (0.58) 3.8   (0.63) 2.7   (0.53) 8.2   (0.91)
10th 24.9 (1.43) 15.5 (1.14) 13.6 (1.19) 4.9   (0.82) 3.6   (0.64) 3.6   (0.63) 2.9   (0.64) 6.8   (0.78)
11th 23.0 (1.58) 14.7 (1.32) 13.4 (1.29) 3.2   (0.61) 2.8   (0.59) 3.3   (0.61) 2.6   (0.56) 4.2   (0.69)
12th 19.9 (1.75) 11.3 (1.52) 12.5 (1.54) 3.5   (0.71) 1.8   (0.51) 2.2 ! (0.72) 2.4   (0.63) 2.9   (0.66)
                                           
Urbanicity2                                          
Urban 26.0 (1.29) 17.7 (0.95) 13.3 (1.07) 5.5   (0.49) 4.1   (0.53) 4.9   (0.63) 3.9   (0.58) 8.5   (0.73)
Suburban 28.9 (0.81) 18.9 (0.75) 14.6 (0.64) 4.4   (0.42) 3.1   (0.33) 4.5   (0.37) 3.0   (0.32) 9.0   (0.56)
Rural 29.0 (1.96) 19.8 (1.76) 17.2 (1.32) 5.0   (1.10) 3.7   (0.74) 4.5   (0.88) 3.8   (0.87) 9.9   (1.23)
                                           
Control of school3                                          
Public 28.6 (0.74) 19.0 (0.61) 14.9 (0.55) 5.1   (0.33) 3.5   (0.27) 4.5   (0.30) 3.5   (0.31) 9.3   (0.48)
Private 22.7 (2.09) 15.3 (1.67) 12.4 (1.66) 0.9 ! (0.40) 3.0 ! (0.90) 6.2   (1.06) 2.0 ! (0.70) 5.5   (1.03)
                                           
2007                                          
Total 31.7 (0.74) 21.0 (0.62) 18.1 (0.61) 5.8   (0.35) 4.1   (0.27) 5.2   (0.30) 4.2   (0.28) 11.0   (0.42)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 30.3 (0.96) 20.3 (0.83) 13.5 (0.73) 6.0   (0.50) 4.8   (0.43) 4.6   (0.40) 4.0   (0.35) 12.2   (0.58)
Female 33.2 (0.99) 21.7 (0.89) 22.8 (0.91) 5.6   (0.45) 3.4   (0.32) 5.8   (0.43) 4.4   (0.41) 9.7   (0.59)
                                           
Race/ethnicity1                                          
White 34.1 (0.97) 23.5 (0.84) 20.3 (0.84) 6.3   (0.47) 4.8   (0.36) 6.1   (0.44) 4.2   (0.35) 11.5   (0.56)
Black 30.4 (2.18) 19.5 (1.71) 15.7 (1.51) 5.8   (0.89) 3.2   (0.69) 3.7   (0.72) 5.6   (0.96) 11.3   (1.42)
Hispanic 27.3 (1.53) 16.1 (1.25) 14.4 (1.27) 4.9   (0.75) 3.0   (0.71) 4.0   (0.60) 3.6   (0.67) 9.9   (1.05)
Asian 18.1 (2.60) 10.6 (2.19) 8.2 (1.93)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.8 ! (0.89) 3.8 ! (1.25)
Other 34.1 (3.03) 20.1 (3.12) 20.8 (2.98) 7.7   (2.01) 3.1 ! (1.23) 7.7   (2.08) 3.4 ! (1.30) 14.4   (2.73)
                                           
Grade                                          
6th 42.7 (2.23) 31.2 (2.00) 21.3 (1.84) 7.0   (1.13) 5.4   (0.98) 7.4   (1.20) 5.2   (0.98) 17.6   (1.56)
7th 35.6 (1.78) 27.6 (1.58) 20.2 (1.33) 7.4   (0.92) 4.1   (0.64) 7.7   (0.92) 6.0   (0.81) 15.8   (1.28)
8th 36.9 (1.84) 25.1 (1.65) 19.7 (1.41) 6.9   (0.84) 3.6   (0.64) 5.4   (0.77) 4.6   (0.79) 14.2   (1.23)
9th 30.6 (1.72) 20.3 (1.39) 18.1 (1.45) 4.6   (0.77) 5.1   (0.67) 4.5   (0.69) 3.5   (0.63) 11.4   (1.13)
10th 27.7 (1.44) 17.7 (1.22) 15.0 (1.13) 5.8   (0.81) 4.6   (0.68) 4.6   (0.74) 3.4   (0.59) 8.6   (0.89)
11th 28.5 (1.48) 15.3 (1.25) 18.7 (1.40) 4.9   (0.80) 4.2   (0.73) 3.9   (0.68) 4.4   (0.78) 6.5   (0.92)
12th 23.0 (1.60) 12.1 (1.36) 14.1 (1.38) 4.3   (0.83) 2.1   (0.53) 3.5   (0.75) 2.4   (0.61) 4.1   (0.81)
                                           
Urbanicity2                                          
Urban 30.7 (1.36) 20.0 (1.09) 15.5 (1.02) 5.2   (0.54) 3.6   (0.46) 4.9   (0.57) 4.2   (0.59) 9.2   (0.76)
Suburban 31.2 (1.07) 21.1 (0.84) 17.4 (0.87) 5.7   (0.48) 4.1   (0.37) 5.0   (0.42) 4.0   (0.38) 11.2   (0.60)
Rural 35.2 (1.73) 22.1 (1.43) 24.1 (1.42) 7.0   (0.78) 5.1   (0.69) 6.3   (0.79) 4.9   (0.63) 13.1   (0.98)
                                           
Control of school3                                          
Public 32.0 (0.76) 21.1 (0.65) 18.3 (0.64) 6.2   (0.38) 4.2   (0.28) 5.2   (0.32) 4.1   (0.28) 11.4   (0.45)
Private 29.1 (2.10) 20.1 (1.79) 16.0 (1.76) 1.3 ! (0.50) 3.6   (0.92) 5.9   (1.11) 5.0   (1.11) 6.5   (1.14)
                                           
2009                                          
Total 28.0 (0.83) 18.8 (0.65) 16.5 (0.66) 5.7   (0.34) 3.6   (0.28) 4.7   (0.34) 3.3   (0.28) 9.0   (0.48)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 26.6 (1.04) 18.4 (0.89) 12.8 (0.79) 5.6   (0.50) 4.0   (0.43) 3.8   (0.39) 3.4   (0.40) 10.1   (0.65)
Female 29.5 (1.08) 19.2 (0.95) 20.3 (0.92) 5.8   (0.50) 3.2   (0.37) 5.7   (0.52) 3.2   (0.39) 7.9   (0.64)
                                           
Race/ethnicity1                                          
White 29.3 (1.03) 20.5 (0.89) 17.4 (0.86) 5.4   (0.40) 3.7   (0.38) 5.2   (0.44) 3.3   (0.32) 9.1   (0.61)
Black 29.1 (2.29) 18.4 (1.78) 17.7 (1.60) 7.8   (1.20) 4.8   (0.92) 4.6   (0.97) 4.6   (0.99) 9.9   (1.55)
Hispanic 25.5 (1.71) 15.8 (1.34) 14.8 (1.44) 5.8   (0.87) 2.7   (0.59) 3.6   (0.68) 2.6   (0.55) 9.1   (0.97)
Asian 17.3 (3.01) 9.6 (2.38) 8.1 (2.11)   (†)   (†) 3.4 ! (1.41)   (†) 5.5 ! (1.75)
Other 26.7 (4.61) 17.4 (3.83) 12.9 (3.21) 9.7 ! (3.01) 4.5 ! (1.97) 4.5 ! (1.85) 3.8 ! (1.67) 7.1 ! (2.39)
                                           
Grade                                          
6th 39.4 (2.60) 30.6 (2.32) 21.4 (2.20) 9.3   (1.34) 4.2 ! (1.27) 6.6   (1.31) 4.0   (1.00) 14.5   (1.89)
7th 33.1 (1.87) 23.6 (1.76) 17.3 (1.58) 5.7   (1.00) 4.6   (0.82) 5.6   (0.95) 4.6   (0.85) 13.1   (1.34)
8th 31.7 (1.85) 22.8 (1.64) 18.1 (1.50) 6.8   (0.94) 5.4   (0.91) 6.9   (1.04) 6.1   (0.92) 12.8   (1.29)
9th 28.0 (1.90) 19.2 (1.66) 16.6 (1.53) 7.1   (1.00) 4.0   (0.74) 4.5   (0.78) 2.9   (0.71) 9.7   (1.24)
10th 26.6 (1.71) 15.0 (1.41) 17.0 (1.32) 5.8   (0.91) 3.1   (0.63) 4.0   (0.76) 2.9   (0.63) 7.3   (1.03)
11th 21.1 (1.69) 13.9 (1.42) 13.9 (1.42) 4.8   (0.84) 2.5   (0.63) 3.6   (0.76) 1.5 ! (0.49) 4.4   (0.84)
12th 20.4 (1.63) 11.1 (1.20) 13.1 (1.32) 2.0   (0.57) 1.7 ! (0.52) 2.6   (0.64) 1.3 ! (0.46) 3.0   (0.65)
                                           
Urbanicity2                                          
Urban 27.4 (1.25) 17.0 (1.00) 16.5 (1.01) 6.6   (0.67) 4.2   (0.59) 4.0   (0.57) 4.2   (0.63) 9.0   (0.98)
Suburban 27.5 (1.06) 19.3 (0.87) 15.5 (0.97) 5.2   (0.44) 3.2   (0.33) 5.0   (0.46) 2.9   (0.34) 8.9   (0.56)
Rural 30.7 (1.99) 20.2 (1.60) 19.9 (1.56) 6.1   (0.79) 4.1   (0.80) 5.2   (0.85) 3.3   (0.64) 9.5   (1.27)
                                           
Control of school3                                          
Public 28.8 (0.88) 19.3 (0.68) 16.9 (0.69) 5.9   (0.37) 3.8   (0.30) 4.7   (0.36) 3.4   (0.29) 9.4   (0.52)
Private 18.9 (2.16) 13.3 (1.87) 11.6 (1.75) 4.4   (1.12) 1.9 ! (0.76) 4.9   (1.16) 1.8 ! (0.68) 4.5   (1.14)
                                           
2011                                          
Total 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)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 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)
Female 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)
                                           
Race/ethnicity1                                          
White 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)
Black 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)
Hispanic 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)
Asian 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 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 37.0 (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)
7th 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)
8th 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)
9th 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)
10th 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)
11th 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 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)
                                           
Urbanicity2                                          
Urban 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)
Suburban 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)
Rural 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)
                                           
Control of school3                                          
Public 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)
Private 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)
                                           
2013                                          
Total 21.5 (0.66) 13.6 (0.51) 13.2 (0.50) 3.9   (0.27) 2.2   (0.21) 4.5   (0.30) 1.6   (0.20) 6.0   (0.39)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 19.5 (0.81) 12.6 (0.70) 9.6 (0.60) 4.1   (0.38) 2.4   (0.30) 3.5   (0.34) 1.8   (0.28) 7.4   (0.59)
Female 23.7 (0.98) 14.7 (0.75) 17.0 (0.80) 3.7   (0.37) 1.9   (0.27) 5.5   (0.47) 1.3   (0.25) 4.6   (0.42)
                                           
Race/ethnicity1                                          
White 23.7 (0.93) 15.6 (0.74) 14.6 (0.76) 4.4   (0.40) 2.0   (0.28) 5.4   (0.46) 1.5   (0.24) 6.1   (0.49)
Black 20.3 (1.81) 10.5 (1.22) 12.7 (1.40) 3.2   (0.68) 2.7   (0.59) 2.7   (0.71) 2.0   (0.54) 6.0   (0.97)
Hispanic 19.2 (1.30) 12.1 (1.13) 11.5 (1.02) 4.0   (0.58) 1.6   (0.32) 3.5   (0.53) 1.4   (0.38) 6.3   (0.79)
Asian 9.2 (1.67) 7.5 (1.63) 3.7 (0.95)   (†) 3.8 ! (1.32) 2.2 ! (0.71) 1.6 ! (0.78) 2.0 ! (0.85)
Other 25.2 (3.60) 16.5 (2.99) 17.3 (3.05) 4.3 ! (1.56) 4.0 ! (1.38) 6.5   (1.85) 2.1 ! (1.00) 8.5   (1.90)
                                           
Grade                                          
6th 27.8 (2.31) 21.3 (2.15) 16.1 (1.61) 5.9   (1.13) 3.4   (0.88) 6.5   (1.20) 3.1   (0.77) 11.0   (1.46)
7th 26.4 (1.65) 17.9 (1.35) 15.5 (1.35) 6.1   (0.88) 3.0   (0.52) 6.3   (0.86) 2.2   (0.52) 11.6   (1.12)
8th 21.7 (1.42) 14.5 (1.23) 12.7 (1.11) 3.9   (0.68) 2.3   (0.54) 5.2   (0.80) 1.5 ! (0.45) 6.5   (0.85)
9th 23.0 (1.42) 13.7 (1.16) 13.8 (1.22) 3.6   (0.61) 2.6   (0.58) 4.3   (0.70) 1.2 ! (0.40) 4.9   (0.83)
10th 19.5 (1.48) 12.9 (1.21) 12.9 (1.28) 4.3   (0.73) 1.7   (0.47) 4.6   (0.72) 1.3   (0.37) 3.7   (0.68)
11th 20.0 (1.50) 11.2 (1.20) 12.5 (1.31) 3.0   (0.60) 1.5   (0.45) 2.4   (0.61) 1.6 ! (0.50) 3.4   (0.72)
12th 14.1 (1.51) 6.4 (1.04) 9.7 (1.15) 1.0 ! (0.43) 1.3 ! (0.48) 2.5   (0.67) 0.7 ! (0.31) 3.0   (0.71)
                                           
Urbanicity2                                          
Urban 20.7 (1.10) 12.8 (0.80) 12.7 (0.87) 3.9   (0.47) 2.7   (0.45) 4.1   (0.51) 1.4   (0.27) 5.6   (0.60)
Suburban 22.0 (0.90) 14.2 (0.69) 13.4 (0.71) 3.9   (0.39) 2.0   (0.28) 4.7   (0.43) 1.3   (0.24) 6.4   (0.52)
Rural 21.4 (1.86) 13.2 (1.49) 13.3 (1.45) 4.1   (0.67) 1.7   (0.42) 4.2   (0.73) 2.8   (0.66) 5.8   (0.88)
                                           
Control of school3                                          
Public 21.5 (0.67) 13.5 (0.53) 13.2 (0.52) 3.9   (0.28) 2.2   (0.22) 4.3   (0.31) 1.6   (0.19) 6.1   (0.41)
Private 22.4 (2.71) 15.3 (2.01) 13.4 (2.20) 3.9   (1.14) 2.7 ! (0.82) 6.7   (1.31) 1.3 ! (0.60) 5.2   (1.24)
—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 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons of Two or more races.
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)." 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.
3 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, selected years, 2005 through 2013. (This table was prepared August 2014.)

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