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


Student or school characteristic Bullied at school   If yes, frequency of being bullied
Yes   No     Once or twice in past 6 months   Once or twice a month   Once or twice a week   Almost
every day
 
Total  7.2   92.8     39.5   20.7   19.1   20.7  
                           
Sex                           
Male  7.8   92.2     39.2   19.4   20.4   21.0  
Female  6.6   93.4     39.9   22.3   17.4   20.5  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                           
White, non-Hispanic  7.8   92.2     39.0   20.6   19.0   21.4  
Black, non-Hispanic  6.4   93.6     47.1   13.4 ! 15.8   23.7  
Hispanic  5.7   94.3     40.1   18.8   21.2   19.8  
Other, non-Hispanic  6.9   93.1     25.9 ! 43.5   22.4 ! 8.2 !
                           
Grade                           
6th  13.9   86.1     40.7   15.5   15.9   27.9  
7th  12.8   87.2     33.3   24.0   22.7   20.1  
8th  8.8   91.2     38.4   23.4   20.6   17.6  
9th  6.7   93.3     37.6   18.1   17.2   27.1  
10th  3.5   96.5     39.5   19.7 ! 20.9   19.9 !
11th  3.6   96.4     56.1   18.6 ! 14.5 !  
12th  2.2   97.8     63.6        
                           
Household income                           
Less than $7,500  7.3   92.7       33.1 ! 38.7 !  
$7,500–14,999  10.2   89.8     56.9   18.9 ! 16.9 !  
$15,000–24,999  7.6   92.4     36.4   14.2 ! 18.5   30.9  
$25,000–34,999  8.3   91.7     46.4   22.3   8.5 ! 22.8  
$35,000–49,999  6.6   93.4     32.5   23.6   20.3   23.6  
$50,000 or more  6.7   93.3     40.6   17.4   22.8   19.2  
                           
Urbanicity2                           
Urban  6.7   93.3     38.4   19.6   19.8   22.3  
Suburban  6.6   93.4     39.2   20.3   20.2   20.3  
Rural  9.8   90.2     41.4   22.7   16.0   19.9  
                           
Self-report of grades at school3                           
Mostly A's  5.6   94.4     44.4   18.3   19.0   18.3  
Mostly B's  6.9   93.1     38.5   24.9   16.8   19.9  
Mostly C's  9.7   90.3     40.9   16.2   17.8   25.2  
Mostly D's  12.5   87.5     23.8 ! 28.0 ! 41.1    
Mostly F's  14.7 ! 85.3            
                           
Student report of violent 
victimization at school4 
                         
Yes 46.1   53.9     44.7   17.0 ! 18.8 ! 19.5 !
No 6.7   93.3     39.0   21.0   19.1   20.8  
                           
Student report of theft 
victimization at school4 
                         
Yes 15.2   84.8     34.7   20.9   18.9 ! 25.5  
No 6.9   93.1     40.0   20.7   19.1   20.3  
                           
Sector                           
Public  7.4   92.6     40.4   20.0   18.3   21.4  
Private  5.1   94.9     26.5 ! 32.0   30.9   10.6 !
! 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.
4 Victimization data are taken from the National Crime Victimization Survey Incident Report.
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,684,000 in 2003. "Bullying" at school was defined as other students picking on the respondent or other students trying to make the respondent do things he or she does not want to do. Detail may not sum to 100 percent because of rounding.
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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