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Digest of Education Statistics: 2016
Digest of Education Statistics: 2016

NCES 2017-094
February 2018


Table 230.53. Among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, percentage reporting that bullying was related to specific characteristics, by type of characteristic related to bullying and other selected student and school characteristics: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic Percentage distribution of bullied students, by whether bullying was related to specific characteristics1 Percent of bullied students reporting that bullying was related to characteristic
Total No, not related to any listed characteristic Yes, related to at least one listed characteristic2 Race Ethnicity Religion Disability Gender Sexual orientation Physical appearance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total 100.0   (†) 60.6   2.2 39.4   2.2 10.1   (1.60) 6.9   (1.17) 3.7   (0.90) 4.4   (1.01) 6.7   (1.37) 3.4 ! (1.04) 26.9   (1.87)
                                                             
Sex                                                            
Male 100.0   (†) 61.1   (3.36) 38.9   (3.36) 11.7   (2.45) 8.8   (2.01) 6.0   (1.69) 6.5   (1.66) 2.4 ! (1.07) 4.8 ! (1.51) 23.1   (2.82)
Female 100.0   (†) 60.2   (3.04) 39.8   (3.04) 8.7   (2.03) 5.3   (1.50) 1.8 ! (0.83) 2.7 ! (1.08) 10.3   (2.20)   (†) 30.0   (2.44)
                                                             
Race/ethnicity3                                                            
White 100.0   (†) 67.0   (2.75) 33.0   (2.75) 4.7   (1.39) 1.9 ! (0.91) 3.7 ! (1.24) 4.9   (1.47) 6.7   (1.48) 4.0 ! (1.49) 23.9   (2.22)
Black 100.0   (†) 56.4   (7.02) 43.6   (7.02) 15.5 ! (5.13)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 30.7   (5.86)
Hispanic 100.0   (†) 52.5   (5.10) 47.5   (5.10) 12.4   (3.66) 14.2   (3.71)   (†) 4.6 ! (1.88) 7.1 ! (3.36)   (†) 29.7   (4.54)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Other   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                             
Grade                                                            
6th to 8th 100.0   (†) 60.9   (3.48) 39.1   (3.48) 12.8   (2.61) 6.3   (1.74) 2.7 ! (1.01) 4.6   (1.33) 7.0   (1.99)   (†) 27.1   (3.12)
9th to 12th 100.0   (†) 60.2   (3.12) 39.8   (3.12) 7.5   (1.83) 7.5   (1.62) 4.6 ! (1.54) 4.3 ! (1.50) 6.4   (1.67) 4.4 ! (1.65) 26.7   (2.78)
                                                             
Urbanicity4                                                            
Urban 100.0   (†) 58.6   (4.34) 41.4   (4.34) 10.2   (2.78) 5.8 ! (1.99)   (†) 5.8 ! (2.27) 8.2   (2.34) 3.2 ! (1.58) 30.2   (3.93)
Suburban 100.0   (†) 58.1   (3.12) 41.9   (3.12) 10.9   (2.09) 8.1   (1.69) 3.9 ! (1.27) 3.5   (1.02) 6.7 ! (2.12) 4.0 ! (1.31) 27.8   (2.54)
Rural 100.0   (†) 75.9   (4.92) 24.1   (4.92)   (†)   (†) 6.0 ! (2.87)   (†)   (†)   (†) 15.1   (4.12)
                                                             
Control of school                                                            
Public 100.0   (†) 59.6   (2.24) 40.4   (2.24) 10.2   (1.66) 7.2   (1.23) 3.9   (0.95) 4.6   (1.06) 6.9   (1.43) 3.6 ! (1.09) 27.5   (1.92)
Private   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†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 Students who reported being bullied were asked whether the bullying was related to specific characteristics; for each characteristic, students could select "Yes" or "No." The seven characteristics that appeared on the questionnaire are shown in columns 5-11. Includes only students who answered the question about characteristics related to bullying; excludes students who reported being bullied but did not answer this question.
2 Students who reported that bullying was related to multiple listed characteristics are counted only once in the total for students who reporting that bullying was related to at least one listed characteristic.
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons of Two or more races.
4 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 in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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 September 2016.)