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Table 18.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being afraid at school, on the way to and from school, and away from school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


    At school    On the way to
and from school 
  Away from school   
Student or school characteristic   Never/
Almost never
  Sometimes/
Most of
the time
  Never/
Almost never
  Sometimes/
Most of
the time
  Never/
Almost never
  Sometimes/
Most of
the time
 
Total    95.4   4.6   96.5   3.5   94.6   5.4  
                           
Sex                           
Male    95.6   4.4   97.3   2.7   96.0   4.0  
Female    95.2   4.8   95.6   4.4   93.2   6.8  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                           
White, non-Hispanic    96.7   3.3   98.1   1.9   96.2   3.8  
Black, non-Hispanic    93.1   6.9   92.6   7.4   89.8   10.2  
Hispanic    92.6   7.4   93.8   6.2   92.5   7.5  
Other, non-Hispanic    95.7   4.3 ! 97.5   2.5 ! 96.1   3.9  
                           
Grade                           
6th    92.1   7.9   94.4   5.6   93.2   6.8  
7th    93.7   6.3   95.2   4.8   93.3   6.7  
8th    95.0   5.0   96.5   3.5   94.6   5.4  
9th    94.7   5.3   97.1   2.9   95.7   4.3  
10th    97.1   2.9   97.5   2.5   94.6   5.4  
11th    96.5   3.5   97.0   3.0   95.3   4.7  
12th    98.4   1.6   97.2   2.8   95.0   5.0  
                           
Household income                           
Less than $7,500    90.9   9.1   91.8   8.2   89.2   10.8  
$7,500–14,999    92.2   7.8   93.1   6.9   92.0   8.0  
$15,000–24,999    92.4   7.6   94.5   5.5   93.7   6.3  
$25,000–34,999    95.2   4.8   96.5   3.5   94.3   5.7  
$35,000–49,999    95.6   4.4   96.2   3.8   94.7   5.3  
$50,000 or more    97.3   2.7   98.3   1.7   96.0   4.0  
                           
Urbanicity2                           
Urban    93.5   6.5   93.5   6.5   91.8   8.2  
Suburban    96.3   3.7   97.7   2.3   95.6   4.4  
Rural    95.7   4.3   97.7   2.3   95.9   4.1  
                           
Self-report of grades at school3                           
Mostly A's    97.1   2.9   97.8   2.2   96.1   3.9  
Mostly B's    96.0   4.0   96.9   3.1   94.7   5.3  
Mostly C's    92.4   7.6   94.4   5.6   92.9   7.1  
Mostly D's    89.9   10.1   92.1   7.9   89.3   10.7  
Mostly F's    89.8   10.2 ! 88.1   11.9 ! 86.8   13.2 !
                           
Student report of violent 
victimization at school4 
                         
Yes   80.8   19.2   85.5   14.5   83.1   16.9  
No   95.6   4.4   96.7   3.3   94.7   5.3  
                           
Student report of theft 
victimization at school4 
                         
Yes   90.3   9.7   94.5   5.5   88.7   11.3  
No   95.6   4.4   96.6   3.4   94.8   5.2  
                           
Sector                           
Public    95.2   4.8   96.4   3.6   94.5   5.5  
Private    98.4   1.6 ! 97.7   2.3   95.2   4.8  
! Interpret with caution.
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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