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Table 13.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school, by types of bullying, and selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
Were made fun of, called names, or insulted Had rumors spread about them Were threatened with harm Were pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on Were made to do things they did not want to do Were purposely excluded from activities Suffered purposeful destruction of property
Student or school characteristic              
Total 21.0   18.1   5.8   11.0   4.1   5.2   4.2  
                             
Sex                            
Male 20.3   13.5   6.0   12.2   4.8   4.6   4.0  
Female 21.7   22.8   5.6   9.7   3.4   5.8   4.4  
                             
Race/ethnicity                            
White, not Hispanic or Latino 23.5   20.3   6.3   11.5   4.8   6.1   4.2  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 19.5   15.7   5.8   11.3   3.2   3.7   5.6  
Hispanic or Latino 16.1   14.4   4.9   9.9   3.0   4.0   3.6  
All other races, not
   Hispanic or Latino1
14.9   13.8   3.7   8.6   2.8 ! 4.2   2.5 !
                             
Grade                            
6th 31.2   21.3   7.0   17.6   5.4   7.4   5.2  
7th 27.6   20.2   7.4   15.8   4.1   7.7   6.0  
8th 25.1   19.7   6.9   14.2   3.6   5.4   4.6  
9th 20.3   18.1   4.6   11.4   5.1   4.5   3.5  
10th 17.7   15.0   5.8   8.6   4.6   4.6   3.4  
11th 15.3   18.7   4.9   6.5   4.2   3.9   4.4  
12th 12.1   14.1   4.3   4.1   2.1   3.5   2.4  
                             
Household income                            
Less than $7,500 18.9   17.2   7.1   9.1   3.2 !   5.0 !
$7,500-14,999 22.4   19.1   8.4   13.6   2.5 ! 6.1 ! 6.1 !
$15,000-24,999 19.7   17.3   7.0   11.6   4.1   4.8   5.2  
$25,000-34,999 20.0   20.9   6.5   11.1   3.2   5.9   3.9  
$35,000-49,999 21.8   18.0   6.1   12.1   4.6   5.8   4.1  
$50,000 or more 21.5   17.3   4.9   9.8   4.1   5.5   3.9  
                             
Urbanicity2                            
Urban 20.0   15.5   5.2   9.2   3.6   4.9   4.2  
Suburban 21.1   17.4   5.7   11.2   4.1   5.0   4.0  
Rural 22.1   24.1   7.0   13.1   5.1   6.3   4.9  
                
Self-report of grades at school3                            
Mostly A's 19.0   15.9   3.6   8.4   3.3   5.3   3.2  
Mostly B's 20.1   17.4   5.0   10.2   4.5   4.9   3.6  
Mostly C's 24.1   21.0   9.0   15.7   4.3   4.8   6.2  
Mostly D's 32.8   30.4   19.7   22.6   6.8   9.4   9.8  
Mostly F's 43.0   60.1   35.2   33.4   13.5 ! 12.5 ! 21.6 !
                             
Student report of violent
   victimization at school4
                           
Yes 63.3   43.6   59.7   49.9   18.6   16.5   22.4  
No 20.3   17.7   4.9   10.4   3.9   5.0   3.9  
                             
Student report of theft
   victimization at school4
                           
Yes 38.2   36.7   16.4   18.3   13.8   12.7   14.5  
No 20.4   17.5   5.5   10.7   3.8   5.0   3.9  
                             
Sector                            
Public 21.1   18.3   6.2   11.4   4.2   5.2   4.1  
Private 20.1   16.0   1.3 ! 6.5   3.6   5.9   5.0  
! 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 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: Bullying only includes victimization by other students. "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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