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Table 10.  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: 2005


    Bullied at school   If yes, frequency being bullied  
Student or school characteristic   Yes   No   Once or twice in past 6 months   Once or twice a month   Once or twice a week   Almost every day  
Total   28.1   71.9   52.9   25.2   11.3   7.8  
                           
Sex                          
Male   27.1   72.9   51.5   24.5   11.8   8.8  
Female   29.2   70.8   54.2   25.9   10.9   6.8  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                          
White, non-Hispanic   30.0   70.0   52.0   26.3   11.7   7.1  
Black, non-Hispanic   28.5   71.5   52.7   22.4   10.1   11.9  
Hispanic   22.3   77.7   57.5   21.7   11.8   7.8  
Other, non-Hispanic   24.6   75.4   53.2   28.9   8.9 ! 4.2 !
                           
Grade                          
6th   36.6   63.4   46.2   25.0   18.1   7.5  
7th   35.0   65.0   43.6   29.1   14.2   10.0  
8th   30.4   69.6   57.9   24.0   7.9   7.2  
9th   28.1   71.9   54.1   26.2   11.5   7.4  
10th   24.9   75.1   57.2   22.5   9.3   7.6  
11th   23.0   77.0   57.8   21.6   11.6   5.7 !
12th   19.9   80.1   56.4   26.7   5.6 ! 8.0 !
                           
Household income                          
Less than $7,500   34.6   65.4   54.1   17.1 ! 14.2 ! 14.6 !
$7,500–14,999   28.8   71.2   56.7   23.2   8.2 ! 10.6 !
$15,000–24,999    33.5   66.5   55.0   21.3   13.4   7.8 !
$25,000–34,999    25.6   74.4   48.5   25.3   11.3   10.4  
$35,000–49,999    29.1   70.9   50.0   23.3   13.2   9.4  
$50,000 or more    28.7   71.3   52.3   27.9   10.9   6.5  
                           
Urbanicity2                           
Urban    26.0   74.0   50.4   26.0   11.2   10.7  
Suburban    28.9   71.1   55.3   25.3   11.0   6.5  
Rural    29.0   71.0   48.5   24.2   12.6   8.1 !
                           
Self-report of grades at school3                           
Mostly A's    25.9   74.1   51.3   28.5   11.8   6.3  
Mostly B's    26.4   73.6   54.5   24.2   11.7   5.9  
Mostly C's    33.4   66.6   54.9   23.8   8.6   10.4  
Mostly D's    52.0   48.0   44.9   20.3   14.2   19.6 !
Mostly F's    40.6   59.4   39.5   21.8 ! 18.1 ! 20.5 !
                           
Student report of violent victimization at school4                           
Yes    81.2   18.8   49.8   14.6   16.7   16.6 !
No    27.5   72.5   53.0   25.6   11.1   7.5  
                           
Student report of theft victimization at school4                           
Yes    42.7   57.3   48.9   24.1   14.7   8.8 !
No    27.6   72.4   53.1   25.3   11.1   7.7  
                           
Sector                           
Public    28.6   71.4   52.8   24.8   11.4   8.0  
Private    22.7   77.3   53.6   31.6   10.6 ! 4.2 !
   
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent 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.
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 25,811,000 in 2005. Bullying only includes victimization by other students. "Bullied at school" was measured differently beginning in 2005. In 2005, this variable was created using events that characterized the nature of the type of bullying. If students were "made fun of," "called names or insulted," "had rumors spread about them," "were threatened with harm," "were pushed, shoved, tripped or spit on," "were made to do things they did not want to do," "were purposely excluded from activities," and "suffered purposeful destruction of property," the students were defined as being bullied at school. Details may not sum to 100 percent because respondent-volunteered "don't know" responses are included in the base for the percentages listed.
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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