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Table 11.  Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the previous 6 months, by various methods, and selected student and school characteristics: 2005


  Type of Bullying
Student or school characteristic 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   Suffered purposeful destruction of property  
Total 18.9   14.9   4.9   9.1   3.5   4.7   3.4  
                             
Sex                            
Male 18.7   11.1   5.2   11.1   3.9   4.1   3.6  
Female 19.2   18.7   4.5   7.1   3.1   5.2   3.3  
                             
Race/ethnicity1                            
White, non-Hispanic 20.3   15.9   5.2   9.8   3.6   5.4   3.4  
Black, non-Hispanic 18.9   14.5   5.0   9.1   4.8   4.6   4.7  
Hispanic 14.9   12.5   4.7   7.6   2.6   3.1   2.7  
Other, non-Hispanic 16.8   11.9   2.2   7.0   2.1 ! 2.6 ! 2.6 !
                             
Grade                            
6th 26.5   16.6   6.5   15.3   4.4   7.5   4.0  
7th 25.3   19.1   6.3   15.4   4.7   7.1   4.6  
8th 20.7   14.5   4.4   11.5   3.8   5.4   4.6  
9th 19.0   13.9   5.3   8.3   3.2   3.9   2.7  
10th 15.6   13.8   5.0   6.9   3.6   3.7   2.9  
11th 14.8   13.5   3.2   4.3   2.8   3.4   2.6  
12th 11.6   12.7   3.6   2.9   1.8   2.3 ! 2.4  
                             
Household income                             
Less than $7,500  19.5   25.2   5.5 ! 11.5 !   7.6 ! 4.1 !
$7,500–14,999  21.1   17.1   6.2   12.5   4.5 ! 6.2   4.4  
$15,000–24,999  23.8   18.0   8.5   10.0   4.8   5.0   5.4  
$25,000–34,999  18.0   13.1   6.0   9.8   2.7   3.4   3.3  
$35,000–49,999  20.4   13.9   4.9   8.5   2.8   4.3   3.6  
$50,000 or more  18.9   15.0   3.8   9.5   3.7   5.2   3.2  
                             
Urbanicity2                             
Urban  17.8   13.4   5.5   8.6   4.2   4.9   4.0  
Suburban  19.1   14.7   4.5   9.1   3.1   4.6   3.0  
Rural  20.1   17.5   5.1   10.0   3.8   4.5   3.8  
                             
Self-report of grades at school3                             
Mostly A's  18.0   12.7   3.4   7.2   3.6   5.0   2.7  
Mostly B's  17.4   13.9   3.9   8.4   3.2   4.0   3.5  
Mostly C's  22.0   17.9   8.5   12.4   3.8   5.5   4.5  
Mostly D's  33.2   31.8   11.3   21.9   6.3 ! 7.2   5.1 !
Mostly F's  22.9   30.6   12.8 ! 20.2        
                             
Student report of violent victimization at school4                             
Yes  57.6   40.4   42.3   54.3   14.9 ! 13.0 ! 9.5 !
No  18.5   14.5   4.4   8.6   3.4   4.6   3.4  
                             
Student report of theft victimization at school4                             
Yes  27.7   24.7   9.6   17.2   5.1 ! 7.9   12.1  
No  18.7   14.6   4.7   8.9   3.5   4.6   3.2  
                             
Sector                             
Public  19.2   15.1   5.2   9.4   3.5   4.5   3.5  
Private  15.6   12.6   0.9 ! 5.6   3.0 ! 6.3   2.1 !
   
! 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.
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.
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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