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Table 11.  Percentage of students ages 1218 who reported being involved in a physical fight and frequency of involvement in physical fights at school, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
Involved in one or more physical fights at school If yes, frequency of involvement in physical fights at school
 
Student or school characteristic Yes   No   One or two fights   Three or more fights  
Total 6.6   93.4   83.9   16.1  
                 
Sex                
Male 9.4   90.6   82.0   18.0  
Female 3.7   96.3   88.8   11.2  
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White, not Hispanic or Latino 4.8   95.2   81.7   18.3  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 11.8   88.2   94.0    
Hispanic or Latino 9.0   91.0   80.6   19.4  
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino1 5.1   94.9   64.9   35.1 !
                 
Grade                
6th 6.8   93.2   87.2   12.8 !
7th 9.4   90.6   84.2   15.8  
8th 8.9   91.1   88.9   11.1 !
9th 7.4   92.6   81.6   18.4 !
10th 5.8   94.2   78.2   21.8  
11th 3.9   96.1   84.5   15.5 !
12th 3.5   96.5   79.0   21.0 !
                 
Household income                
Less than $7,500 10.1   89.9   87.1    
$7,500-14,999 10.2   89.8   85.0   15.0 !
$15,000-24,999 12.3   87.7   78.3   21.7 !
$25,000-34,999 7.7   92.3   92.8    
$35,000-49,999 7.5   92.5   90.8   9.2 !
$50,000 or more 4.4   95.6   82.7   17.3  
                 
Urbanicity2                
Urban 7.2   92.8   83.6   16.4  
Suburban 6.0   94.0   86.1   13.9  
Rural 7.4   92.6   78.9   21.1  
         
Self-report of grades at school3                
Mostly A's 2.7   97.3   87.1   12.9 !
Mostly B's 5.7   94.3   85.1   14.9  
Mostly C's 13.9   86.1   85.4   14.6  
Mostly D's 19.0   81.0   78.6   21.4 !
Mostly F's 30.8   69.2   65.1   34.9 !
                 
Student report of violent victimization at school4                
Yes 42.8   57.2   76.3   23.7 !
No 6.0   94.0   84.7   15.3  
                 
Student report of theft victimization at school4                
Yes 12.2   87.8   80.2   19.8 !
No 6.4   93.6   84.1   15.9  
                 
Sector                
Public 6.9   93.1   83.4   16.6  
Private 3.2   96.8   93.4    
‡ 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 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. 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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