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Table 1.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


    Victimization
Student or school characteristic Total   Theft   Violent  
               
Total    5.1   4.0   1.3  
               
Sex               
Male    5.4   4.0   1.8  
Female    4.8   4.1   0.9  
               
Race/ethnicity1               
White, non-Hispanic    5.4   4.3   1.4  
Black, non-Hispanic    5.3   4.0   1.6  
Hispanic    3.9   3.0   1.1  
Other, non-Hispanic    5.0   4.4    
               
Grade               
6th    3.8   2.2   1.9  
7th    6.3   4.8   1.7  
8th    5.2   4.1   1.5  
9th    6.3   5.3   1.5  
10th    4.8   3.7   1.4  
11th    5.1   4.1   1.0 !
12th    3.6   3.1    
               
Household income               
Less than $7,500    7.1   4.3 ! 2.8 !
$7,500–14,999    3.8   2.8   1.4 !
$15,000–24,999    3.3   2.5   1.0 !
$25,000–34,999    4.9   3.7   1.5 !
$35,000–49,999    5.2   4.4   0.9 !
$50,000 or more    6.2   5.1   1.4  
               
Urbanicity2               
Urban    6.1   4.5   1.8  
Suburban    4.8   3.8   1.2  
Rural    4.7   3.9   0.9 !
               
Self-report of grades at school3               
Mostly A's    4.1   3.5   0.8  
Mostly B's    5.2   4.4   1.1  
Mostly C's    6.3   4.1   2.6  
Mostly D's    9.3   6.9   3.2 !
Mostly F's         
               
Sector               
Public    5.2   4.0   1.4  
Private    4.9   4.0   0.9 !
               
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. Non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "other, non-Hispanic" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
3 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
NOTE: Victimization data are taken from the National Crime Victimization Survey Incident Report. "Violent" victimization includes serious crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "Total" includes violent victimization and theft. Detail may not sum to totals because the same student may have reported both a theft and a violent victimization. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, and on the way to or from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,684,000 in 2003. There were too few cases of serious violent victimization across all student and school characteristics to report reliable data; thus, serious violent victimization is not reported.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2003.


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