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Table 15.  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: 2005


    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   0.7   99.3   0.7   99.3
                         
Sex                        
Male   1.1   98.9   0.4 ! 99.6   0.5   99.5
Female   0.9   99.1   1.0   99.0   0.9   99.1
                         
Race/ethnicity1                        
White, non-Hispanic   0.9   99.1   0.6   99.4   0.6   99.4
Black, non-Hispanic   1.4   98.6   1.1 ! 98.9   0.9   99.1
Hispanic   1.5   98.5   0.7 ! 99.3   0.6 ! 99.4
Other, non-Hispanic     99.7     99.8     99.2
                         
Grade                        
6th   2.6   97.4     99.1   1.0 ! 99.0
7th   2.0   98.0   0.9 ! 99.1   0.8 ! 99.2
8th   1.4   98.6   1.1 ! 98.9   1.0   99.0
9th   0.9 ! 99.1     99.4   0.6 ! 99.4
10th   0.5 ! 99.5   0.8 ! 99.2     99.6
11th     99.8     99.8   0.5 ! 99.5
12th     99.8     99.9     99.5
                         
Household income                        
Less than $7,500     98.6     98.3     97.9
$7,500–14,999     98.7   2.7 ! 97.3     98.9
$15,000–24,999   3.2 ! 96.8     99.1     99.2
$25,000–34,999   1.6 ! 98.4     99.1   0.8 ! 99.2
$35,000–49,999   1.0 ! 99.0     99.5   0.7 ! 99.3
$50,000 or more   0.5   99.5   0.4 ! 99.6   0.4 ! 99.6
                         
Urbanicity2                        
Urban   1.6   98.4   0.9   99.1   0.9   99.1
Suburban   0.7   99.3   0.4   99.6   0.5   99.5
Rural   1.3 ! 98.7   1.3 ! 98.7   0.9 ! 99.1
                         
Self-report of grades at school3                        
Mostly A's   0.7   99.3   0.2 ! 99.8   0.6   99.4
Mostly B's   1.0   99.0   0.7   99.3   0.4 ! 99.6
Mostly C's   1.6 ! 98.4   1.2 ! 98.8   0.7 ! 99.3
Mostly D's     99.6     98.2   4.5 ! 95.5
Mostly F's     96.7     96.6     96.6
                         
Student report of violent victimization at school4                        
Yes   6.8 ! 93.2     97.7     96.8
No   1.0   99.0   0.7   99.3   0.6   99.4
                         
Student report of theft victimization at school4                        
Yes     97.7     97.9     99.6
No   1.0   99.0   0.6   99.4   0.7   99.3
                         
Sector                        
Public   1.1   98.9   0.7   99.3   0.7   99.3
Private     99.7     99.8     99.6
! 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.
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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