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Table 17.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported avoiding extracurricular activities, avoiding classes, or staying home from school during the previous 6 months because they were afraid of attack or threat of attack, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


    Avoided extracurricular activities     Avoided any classes     Stayed home from school
Student or school characteristic    Yes   No     Yes   No     Yes   No  
Total   1.0   99.0     0.6   99.4     0.8   99.2  
                               
Sex                              
Male   0.9   99.1     0.5   99.5     0.7   99.3  
Female   1.1   98.9     0.7   99.3     0.8   99.2  
                               
Race/ethnicity1                               
White, non-Hispanic   0.8   99.2     0.5   99.5     0.8   99.2  
Black, non-Hispanic   1.3   98.7     1.1 ! 98.9     0.7 ! 99.3  
Hispanic   1.7   98.3     0.9 ! 99.1     1.0   99.0  
Other, non-Hispanic     99.6       99.8     #   100.0  
                               
Grade                               
6th    2.0   98.0     1.0 ! 99.0       99.5  
7th    1.9   98.1     0.7 ! 99.3     0.7 ! 99.3  
8th    1.0   99.0     0.8 ! 99.2     1.0 ! 99.0  
9th    1.2   98.8     0.9 ! 99.1     1.3   98.7  
10th    0.7 ! 99.3     0.7 ! 99.3     0.7 ! 99.3  
11th      99.9       99.6       99.4  
12th      99.8       99.8       99.7  
                               
Household income                               
Less than $7,500      98.8       98.9       98.5  
$7,500–14,999    1.1 ! 98.9     1.4 ! 98.6       99.4  
$15,000–24,999    1.4 ! 98.6     0.8 ! 99.2     0.7 ! 99.3  
$25,000–34,999    1.4 ! 98.6       99.8     0.6 ! 99.4  
$35,000–49,999    0.9 ! 99.1     1.0 ! 99.0     1.2 ! 98.8  
$50,000 or more    0.6   99.4     0.3 ! 99.7     0.5   99.5  
                               
Urbanicity2                               
Urban    1.3   98.7     0.9   99.1     0.7   99.3  
Suburban    0.9   99.1     0.5   99.5     0.7   99.3  
Rural    0.9 ! 99.1     0.7 ! 99.3     1.1 ! 98.9  
                               
Self-report of grades at school3                               
Mostly A's    0.6   99.4     0.2 ! 99.8     0.4   99.6  
Mostly B's    0.9   99.1     0.6   99.4     0.6   99.4  
Mostly C's    1.5   98.5     1.4   98.6     1.5   98.5  
Mostly D's    2.6   97.4       98.7       97.8  
Mostly F's      93.9       97.8       96.1  
                               
Student report of violent 
victimization at school4 
                             
Yes     97.4     6.3 ! 93.7     9.2 ! 90.8  
No   1.0   99.0     0.6   99.4     0.6   99.4  
                               
Student report of theft 
victimization at school4 
                             
Yes     99.5     1.4 ! 98.6     1.5 ! 98.5  
No   1.0   99.0     0.6   99.4     0.7   99.3  
                               
Sector                               
Public    1.0   99.0     0.7   99.3     0.8   99.2  
Private      99.6       99.7       99.1  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret 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. 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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