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Table 230.50. Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year and, among bullied students, percentage who reported being bullied in various locations, by selected student and school characteristics: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic Total Among students who were bullied, percent by location1
Inside classroom In hallway or stairwell In bathroom or locker room Cafeteria Somewhere else in school building Outside on school grounds On school bus Online or by text
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total 20.8 (0.99) 33.6   (2.46) 41.7   (2.30) 9.4   (1.37) 22.2   (2.12) 1.4 ! (0.54) 19.3   (1.82) 10.0   (1.58) 11.5   (1.67)
                                                     
Sex                                                    
Male 18.8 (1.31) 35.1   (3.50) 41.8   (3.28) 14.0   (2.49) 22.8   (3.08)   (†) 23.6   (2.92) 13.8   (2.76) 6.1   (1.71)
Female 22.8 (1.39) 32.4   (3.12) 41.6   (2.99) 5.6   (1.54) 21.7   (2.89)   (†) 15.8   (2.27) 6.8   (1.69) 15.9   (2.61)
                                                     
Race/ethnicity2                                                    
White 21.6 (1.43) 32.6   (3.16) 44.3   (3.21) 9.4   (1.97) 22.4   (2.79)   (†) 19.6   (2.41) 12.7   (2.34) 13.5   (2.49)
Black 24.7 (3.29) 30.2   (6.05) 48.0   (6.23)   (†) 20.7   (5.45)   (†) 18.2   (5.27)   (†)   (†)
Hispanic 17.2 (1.58) 33.8   (5.32) 32.2   (5.27) 7.3   (2.16) 21.7   (4.50)   (†) 20.0   (4.14) 9.9 ! (3.43) 11.1 ! (3.40)
Asian 15.6 (4.02)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Other 25.9 (4.91)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                     
Grade                                                    
6th 31.0 (3.53) 37.4   (6.97) 26.3   (6.05) 8.2 ! (3.66) 21.1   (4.87)   (†) 34.0   (7.13) 16.1 ! (5.74)   (†)
7th 25.1 (2.48) 39.1   (5.55) 45.5   (5.06) 12.2   (3.52) 22.2   (4.54)   (†) 22.4   (4.19) 14.1   (3.59) 8.1 ! (3.83)
8th 22.2 (2.41) 30.3   (5.72) 51.1   (6.08) 13.3 ! (4.44) 26.0   (5.01)   (†) 15.7   (4.23) 8.7 ! (3.60) 15.5   (4.06)
9th 19.0 (2.11) 38.4   (6.91) 37.0   (6.10) 13.8 ! (4.45) 23.3   (4.94)   (†)   (†) 14.2 ! (4.90)   (†)
10th 21.2 (2.13) 33.5   (6.11) 40.6   (5.42)   (†) 17.7   (4.44)   (†) 14.4 ! (4.77)   (†) 18.1   (5.09)
11th 15.8 (2.24) 29.4   (5.98) 39.9   (7.38) 10.1 ! (4.02) 17.5 ! (5.55)   (†) 30.9   (6.65)   (†) 11.2 ! (4.19)
12th 14.9 (2.18) 21.1 ! (6.50) 49.0   (8.29)   (†) 28.6   (7.32)   (†) 14.2 ! (5.60)   (†) 18.7 ! (6.83)
                                                     
Urbanicity3                                                    
Urban 21.5 (1.84) 41.3   (3.92) 38.3   (4.29) 9.1   (2.66) 23.3   (3.83)   (†) 23.5   (3.87) 9.7   (2.52) 11.0   (2.60)
Suburban 21.1 (1.22) 29.6   (3.37) 43.2   (3.41) 10.4   (1.76) 23.6   (3.01)   (†) 17.9   (2.32) 10.9   (2.18) 10.9   (2.57)
Rural 18.2 (2.86) 32.6   (6.05) 43.3   (6.00)   (†) 13.8 ! (4.55)   (†) 15.0 ! (4.91)   (†) 15.1 ! (5.90)
                                                     
Control of school                                                    
Public 21.1 (1.06) 33.0   (2.41) 41.1   (2.36) 9.5   (1.42) 22.1   (2.15) 1.4 ! (0.56) 19.2   (1.90) 10.5   (1.64) 11.5   (1.71)
Private 16.1 (3.40)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes only students who indicated the location of bullying. Excludes students who indicated that they were bullied but did not answer the question about where the bullying occurred.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons of Two or more races.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)."
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school. In 2015, students who reported being bullied at school were also asked whether the bullying occurred "online or by text." Location totals may sum to more than 100 percent because students could have been bullied in more than one location.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2015. (This table was prepared August 2016.)

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