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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: 2007

Student or school characteristic Total   Theft   Violent  
Total 4.3   3.0   1.6  
Male 4.5   3.0   1.7  
Female 4.0   3.0   1.4  
White, not Hispanic or Latino 4.3   3.1   1.5  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 4.3   3.0   1.6 !
Hispanic or Latino 3.6   2.2   1.4  
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino1 5.6   3.8   2.3 !
6th 4.1   2.7   1.5 !
7th 4.7   2.7   2.4  
8th 4.4   2.5   2.1  
9th 5.3   4.6   1.2 !
10th 4.4   3.6   1.2 !
11th 4.0   2.6   1.5  
12th 2.7   1.9   0.8 !
Household income            
Less than $7,500 3.5 ! 2.8 !  
$7,500-14,999 3.3 !   2.3 !
$15,000-24,999 4.0   2.1 ! 2.1 !
$25,000-34,999 5.9   4.5   2.2 !
$35,000-49,999 6.5   4.0   3.0  
$50,000 or more 3.8   2.9   1.0  
Urban 4.5   2.8   2.0  
Suburban 4.1   3.0   1.3  
Rural 4.4   3.2   1.7  
Self-report of grades in school3            
Mostly A's 3.1   2.3   0.8  
Mostly B's 4.5   3.5   1.4  
Mostly C's 5.6   3.1   2.9  
Mostly D's 6.0   3.4 !  
Mostly F's 14.3 !    
Public 4.6   3.2   1.7  
Private 1.1 ! 1.1 ! #  
# Rounds to zero.
! 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 "All other races, not Hispanic or Latino" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives) and respondents of two or more races. For this report, not Hispanic or Latino students who identified themselves as being of two or more races (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "all other races, not Hispanic or Latino" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino origin classified as "Hispanic or Latino," 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 Rates for students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
NOTE: Victimization data are appended to the School Crime Supplement (SCS) data file from the National Crime Victimization Survey Basic Screen Questionnaire and the Incident Report ofthe National Crime Victimization Survey. The reference period for the victimization data is "the last 6 months" while the reference period for the SCS is "the last school year." In 2007, the time period that respondents were asked to reference for the entire SCS was revised from "the last 6 months" to "this school year" based on feedback obtained from students ages 12 through 18 who reviewed the items during cognitive laboratory evaluations conducted by the Census Bureau. "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. "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, on a school bus, and on the way to or from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,967,000 in 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2007.

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