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Student Victimization

The percentage of students ages 12 through 18 who reported being victims of nonfatal crimes (including theft or violent crime) at school during the previous 6 months was smaller in 2001 than in 1999 or 1995 (6, 8, and 10 percent, respectively). Between 1995 and 2001, the percentage of students in each grade level who reported being victims of nonfatal crimes declined. For example, between 1995 and 2001, the prevalence of reported victimization dropped from 10 percent to 6 percent for 6th-graders and from 6 percent to 3 percent for 12th-graders.

Figure 1. Percentage of students ages 12 through 18 who reported nonfatal criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by grade level:  1995, 1999, and 2001


Percentage of students ages 12 through 18 who reported nonfatal criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by grade level: 1995, 1999, and 2001

Data for this figure are also available in excel format. Download Excel File (16 kb)
NOTE: This figure presents the prevalence of total victimization, which is a combination of violent victimization and theft. "At school" means in the school building, on school property, or on the way to or from school.
SOURCE: Figure 3.1 in DeVoe, J.F., Peter, K., Kaufman, P., Ruddy, S.A., Miller, A.K., Planty, M., Snyder, T.D., Duhart, D.T., and Rand, M.R. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2002. U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. NCES 2003009/NCJ 196753. Washington, DC: 2002.

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