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Table 16.  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: 2005


    At school   On the way to and from school   Away from school  
Student or school characteristic   Never   Sometimes   Never   Sometimes   Never   Sometimes  
Total   95.7   4.3   96.5   3.5   94.8   5.2  
                           
Sex                          
Male   95.8   4.2   96.8   3.2   95.4   4.6  
Female   95.5   4.5   96.2   3.8   94.3   5.7  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                          
White, non-Hispanic   96.7   3.3   97.8   2.2   95.8   4.2  
Black, non-Hispanic   93.8   6.2   94.1   5.9   92.6   7.4  
Hispanic   93.2   6.8   94.0   6.0   93.8   6.2  
Other, non-Hispanic   96.7   3.3 ! 96.0   4.0   94.1   5.9 !
                           
Grade                          
6th   92.9   7.1   94.4   5.6   94.2   5.8  
7th   93.9   6.1   94.8   5.2   92.5   7.5  
8th    94.9   5.1   96.5   3.5   95.0   5.0  
9th    96.8   3.2   96.3   3.7   96.2   3.8  
10th    96.3   3.7   97.6   2.4   95.3   4.7  
11th    96.8   3.2   97.1   2.9   95.8   4.2  
12th    97.4   2.6   98.3   1.7 ! 94.6   5.4  
                           
Household income                           
Less than $7,500    92.0   8.0   90.5   9.5   92.0   8.0 !
$7,500–14,999    92.2   7.8   93.9   6.1   93.1   6.9  
$15,000–24,999    92.9   7.1   94.9   5.1   94.1   5.9  
$25,000–34,999    93.3   6.7   95.5   4.5   93.4   6.6  
$35,000–49,999    95.7   4.3   97.2   2.8   95.9   4.1  
$50,000 or more    97.3   2.7   97.7   2.3   95.7   4.3  
                           
Urbanicity2                           
Urban    93.2   6.8   93.8   6.2   93.4   6.6  
Suburban    96.8   3.2   97.3   2.7   95.4   4.6  
Rural    95.8   4.2   98.1   1.9   95.3   4.7  
                           
Self-report of grades at school3                           
Mostly A's    96.9   3.1   97.3   2.7   95.3   4.7  
Mostly B's    95.9   4.1   96.5   3.5   95.4   4.6  
Mostly C's    93.9   6.1   95.7   4.3   93.3   6.7  
Mostly D's    90.7   9.3   95.0   5.0 ! 94.1   5.9 !
Mostly F's    87.2   12.8 ! 87.4   12.6 ! 90.2   9.8 !
                           
Student report of violent victimization at school4                           
Yes    78.5   21.5   85.9   14.1   85.6   14.4  
No    95.9   4.1   96.6   3.4   95.0   5.0  
                           
Student report of theft victimization at school4                           
Yes    92.5   7.5 ! 92.9   7.1   92.4   7.6  
No    95.8   4.2   96.6   3.4   94.9   5.1  
                           
Sector                           
Public    95.5   4.5   96.3   3.7   94.8   5.2  
Private    97.1   2.9   98.5   1.5 ! 95.3   4.7  
   
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimates 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. Response options to the 2005 SCS questionnaire item include never, almost never, sometimes, and most of the time. For purposes of presenting the data in this table, "Never" includes "never" and "almost never," and "Sometimes" includes "sometimes" and "most of the time."
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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