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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: 2005


    Victimization  
Student or school characteristic   Total   Theft   Violent  
Total   4.2   3.1   1.2  
               
Sex              
Male   4.5   3.0   1.6  
Female   3.9   3.2   0.7  
               
Race/ethnicity1              
White, non-Hispanic   4.6   3.4   1.3  
Black, non-Hispanic   3.9   2.7   1.3 !
Hispanic   3.8   3.0   0.9  
Other, non-Hispanic   2.2 ! 1.6 !  
               
Grade              
6th   4.6   2.8   1.8  
7th   5.2   2.8   2.6  
8th   3.6   2.4   1.4  
9th   4.6   3.7   1.0 !
10th   4.1   3.6   0.5 !
11th   3.6   2.9   0.7 !
12th   3.6   3.3    
               
Household income              
Less than $7,500        
$7,500–14,999   7.7   5.5   2.2 !
$15,000–24,999   3.9   2.4 ! 1.7 !
$25,000–34,999   1.8   1.0 ! 1.0 !
$35,000–49,999   5.0   3.8   1.3 !
$50,000 or more   4.6   3.6   1.2  
               
Urbanicity2              
Urban   5.2   3.5   1.8  
Suburban   4.2   3.2   1.1  
Rural   2.8   2.2 ! 0.6 !
               
Self-report of grades in school3              
Mostly A's   3.6   3.1   0.6 !
Mostly B's   4.0   3.0   1.0  
Mostly C's   4.7   2.8   2.1  
Mostly D's   7.7 ! 4.8 !  
Mostly F's   8.5 !   5.4 !
               
Sector              
Public   4.3   3.2   1.2  
Private   2.6   1.3 ! 1.3 !
   
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
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 2005 (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 violent 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 25,811,000 in 2005. 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 separately.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2005.


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