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Table 20.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being afraid at school or on the way to and from school and away from school, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
At school or on the way to and from school Away from school  
Student or school characteristic Never   Sometimes   Never   Sometimes  
Total 94.7   5.3   96.5   3.5  
                 
Sex                
Male 95.4   4.6   97.6   2.4  
Female 94.0   6.0   95.5   4.5  
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White, not Hispanic or Latino 95.8   4.2   97.5   2.5  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 91.4   8.6   95.1   4.9  
Hispanic or Latino 92.9   7.1   94.1   5.9  
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino1 97.2   2.8   97.9   2.1 !
                 
Grade                
6th 90.1   9.9   94.1   5.9  
7th 93.3   6.7   97.0   3.0  
8th 95.4   4.6   96.4   3.6  
9th 94.5   5.5   96.0   4.0  
10th 94.8   5.2   97.0   3.0  
11th 96.9   3.1   97.7   2.3  
12th 96.9   3.1   96.8   3.2  
                 
Household income                
Less than $7,500 91.0   9.1   95.2   4.8 !
$7,500-14,999 88.9   11.1   91.4   8.6  
$15,000-24,999 91.5   8.5   96.9   3.1 !
$25,000-34,999 93.7   6.3   95.9   4.1  
$35,000-49,999 93.5   6.5   95.9   4.1  
$50,000 or more 97.4   2.6   97.7   2.3  
                 
Urbanicity2                
Urban 92.9   7.1   94.7   5.3  
Suburban 95.6   4.4   97.3   2.7  
Rural 95.1   4.9   97.2   2.8  
         
Self-report of grades at school3                
Mostly A's 97.0   3.0   98.2   1.8  
Mostly B's 95.2   4.8   95.8   4.2  
Mostly C's 91.5   8.5   96.3   3.7  
Mostly D's 87.1   12.9   92.1   7.9  
Mostly F's 77.6   22.4 ! 85.4   14.6 !
                 
Student report of violent victimization at school4
Yes 76.4   23.6   87.3   12.7 !
No 95.0   5.0   96.7   3.3  
                 
Student report of theft victimization at school4
Yes 91.4   8.6   94.3   5.7 !
No 94.8   5.2   96.6   3.4  
                 
Sector                
Public 94.5   5.5   96.4   3.6  
Private 97.5   2.5 ! 97.9   2.1 !
! 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 whoidentified 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 "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." 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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