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Table 6.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting perceptions of adult and peer support at school, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
Student has an adult to talk to Student has an adult who helps with problems Student has a friend to talk to Student has a friend who helps with problems
 
Student or school characteristic Agree   Disagree   Agree   Disagree   Agree   Disagree   Agree   Disagree  
Total 92.5   7.5   92.2   7.8   96.7   3.3   95.5   4.5  
                                 
Sex                                
Male 91.4   8.6   91.3   8.7   95.7   4.3   94.4   5.6  
Female 93.6   6.4   93.0   7.0   97.7   2.3   96.7   3.3  
                                 
Race/ethnicity                                
White, not Hispanic or Latino 94.6   5.4   93.7   6.3   97.7   2.3   96.4   3.6  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 88.7   11.3   89.3   10.7   94.3   5.7   94.1   5.9  
Hispanic or Latino 88.8   11.2   89.1   10.9   95.2   4.8   94.1   5.9  
All other races, not
   Hispanic or Latino1
91.7   8.3   92.9   7.1   96.8   3.3   94.4   5.6  
                                 
Grade                                
6th 95.2   4.8   93.7   6.3   94.9   5.1   93.5   6.5  
7th 92.6   7.4   91.5   8.5   96.8   3.2   94.9   5.1  
8th 92.8   7.2   93.1   6.9   95.4   4.6   95.1   4.9  
9th 90.0   10.0   91.7   8.3   96.2   3.8   94.5   5.5  
10th 92.6   7.4   91.3   8.7   97.9   2.1   96.6   3.4  
11th 92.2   7.8   91.8   8.2   97.8   2.2   97.0   3.0  
12th 92.9   7.1   92.7   7.3   97.1   2.9   96.6   3.4  
                                 
Household income                                
Less than $7,500 87.3   12.7   83.6   16.4   92.8   7.2 ! 94.0   6.0 !
$7,500-14,999 88.8   11.2   89.8   10.2   95.5   4.5 ! 93.1   6.9  
$15,000-24,999 89.1   10.9   91.2   8.8   93.1   6.9   93.3   6.7  
$25,000-34,999 90.4   9.6   91.8   8.2   96.2   3.8   95.0   5.0  
$35,000-49,999 93.2   6.8   91.7   8.3   96.8   3.2   95.8   4.2  
$50,000 or more 94.7   5.3   93.2   6.8   98.0   2.0   96.3   3.7  
                                 
Urbanicity2                                
Urban 90.4   9.6   90.2   9.8   95.0   5.0   94.3   5.7  
Suburban 93.2   6.8   93.0   7.0   97.3   2.7   96.1   3.9  
Rural 93.6   6.4   92.5   7.5   97.5   2.5   95.8   4.2  
                 
Self-report of grades in school3                                
Mostly A's 94.8   5.2   94.3   5.7   98.0   2.0   96.7   3.3  
Mostly B's 93.2   6.8   92.9   7.1   96.9   3.1   96.4   3.6  
Mostly C's 86.7   13.3   87.1   12.9   94.6   5.4   92.7   7.3  
Mostly D's 87.8   12.2   87.3   12.7   93.3   6.7   90.2   9.8  
Mostly F's 89.0   11.0 ! 86.6   13.4 ! 80.3   19.7 ! 81.3   18.7 !
                                 
Student report of violent
   victimization at school4
                               
Yes 85.3   14.7   88.9   11.1 ! 92.5   7.5 ! 90.9   9.1 !
No 92.6   7.4   92.2   7.8   96.7   3.3   95.6   4.4  
                                 
Student report of theft
   victimization at school4
                               
Yes 90.3   9.7   87.7   12.3   96.0   4.0 ! 93.3   6.7  
No 92.5   7.5   92.3   7.7   96.7   3.3   95.6   4.4  
                                 
Sector                                
Public 92.2   7.8   91.9   8.1   96.6   3.4   95.4   4.6  
Private 95.6   4.4   95.0   5.0   97.9   2.1 ! 97.0   3.0  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent 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 were 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.
4 Victimization data are taken from the Incident Report of the National Crime Victimization Survey and appended to the School Crime Supplement (SCS) data file. Readers should note the reference period for the victimization data is "the last 6 months" while the reference period for the SCS is "the last school year."
NOTE: "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. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Response options to the 2007 SCS questionnaire item include "strongly agree," "agree," "disagree," and "strongly disagree." For purposes of presenting the data in this table, "agree" includes "strongly agree" and "agree," and "disagree" includes "disagree" and "strongly disagree." 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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