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Table 230.62. Percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 who reported having been bullied on school property or electronically bullied during the previous 12 months, by state: Selected years, 2009 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Bullied on school property1 Electronically bullied2
2009 2011 2013 2015 2009 2011 2013 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
United States3 19.9 (0.58) 20.1 (0.68) 19.6 (0.55) 20.2 (0.70) (†) 16.2 (0.45) 14.8 (0.54) 15.6 (0.53)
Alabama 19.3 (1.45) 14.1 (1.22) 20.8 (1.28) 19.0 (1.13) (†) 12.3 (1.64) 13.5 (0.95) 13.5 (0.91)
Alaska 20.7 (1.29) 23.0 (1.32) 20.7 (1.35) 22.8 (1.27) (†) 15.3 (1.04) 14.7 (1.10) 17.7 (1.05)
Arizona (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Arkansas (†) 21.9 (1.74) 25.0 (1.51) 22.9 (1.38) (†) 16.7 (1.48) 17.6 (1.05) 18.2 (1.29)
California (†) (†) (†) 18.5 (1.61) (†) (†) (†) 13.5 (1.87)
                                 
Colorado 18.8 (1.60) 19.3 (1.33) (†) (†) (†) 14.4 (1.09) (†) (†)
Connecticut (†) 21.6 (1.09) 21.9 (0.96) 18.6 (0.86) (†) 16.3 (0.81) 17.5 (1.23) 13.9 (0.78)
Delaware 15.9 (1.11) 16.5 (1.03) 18.5 (0.96) 16.4 (0.99) (†) (†) 13.4 (0.78) 11.7 (0.69)
District of Columbia (†) (†) 10.9 (0.35) 12.1 (0.34) (†) (†) 7.9 (0.29) 7.9 (0.27)
Florida 13.4 (0.51) 14.0 (0.54) 15.7 (0.50) 15.0 (0.49) (†) 12.4 (0.53) 12.3 (0.54) 11.6 (0.35)
                                 
Georgia (†) 19.1 (1.66) 19.5 (1.36) (†) (†) 13.6 (1.09) 13.9 (0.93) (†)
Hawaii (†) 20.3 (1.29) 18.7 (1.00) 18.6 (1.00) (†) 14.9 (0.80) 15.6 (0.98) 14.7 (0.73)
Idaho 22.3 (1.03) 22.8 (1.76) 25.4 (1.12) 26.0 (1.05) (†) 17.0 (1.18) 18.8 (1.18) 21.1 (1.18)
Illinois 19.6 (1.46) 19.3 (1.31) 22.2 (1.00) 19.6 (1.06) (†) 16.0 (1.38) 16.9 (0.77) 15.3 (1.05)
Indiana 22.8 (1.69) 25.0 (1.38) (†) 18.7 (1.31) (†) 18.7 (1.15) (†) 15.7 (0.91)
                                 
Iowa (†) 22.5 (1.47) (†) (†) (†) 16.8 (0.97) (†) (†)
Kansas 18.5 (1.21) 20.5 (1.31) 22.1 (1.57) (†) (†) 15.5 (0.88) 16.9 (0.97) (†)
Kentucky 20.8 (1.30) 18.9 (1.24) 21.4 (1.41) 22.1 (1.40) (†) 17.4 (1.14) 13.2 (1.06) 17.0 (1.35)
Louisiana 15.9 (1.88) 19.2 (1.40) 24.2 (1.64) (†) (†) 18.0 (1.53) 16.9 (1.91) (†)
Maine 22.4 (0.49) 22.4 (0.43) 24.2 (0.66) 23.2 (0.64) (†) 19.7 (0.55) 20.6 (0.61) 18.9 (0.59)
                                 
Maryland 20.9 (0.96) 21.2 (1.28) 19.6 (0.25) 17.7 (0.23) (†) 14.2 (0.78) 14.0 (0.22) 13.8 (0.18)
Massachusetts 19.4 (0.89) 18.1 (1.04) 16.6 (0.98) 15.6 (0.84) (†) (†) 13.8 (0.79) 13.0 (0.76)
Michigan 24.0 (1.77) 22.7 (1.40) 25.3 (1.47) 25.6 (1.45) (†) 18.0 (0.91) 18.8 (1.20) 18.9 (1.14)
Minnesota (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Mississippi 16.0 (1.04) 15.6 (1.32) 19.2 (0.93) 19.5 (1.12) (†) 12.5 (0.93) 11.9 (0.74) 15.5 (1.25)
                                 
Missouri 22.8 (1.74) (†) 25.2 (1.72) 21.4 (1.65) (†) (†) (†) 16.6 (1.18)
Montana 23.1 (1.32) 26.0 (1.06) 26.3 (0.68) 25.3 (1.00) (†) 19.2 (0.92) 18.1 (0.62) 18.5 (0.67)
Nebraska (†) 22.9 (0.85) 20.8 (1.10) 26.3 (1.28) (†) 15.8 (0.81) 15.7 (0.91) 18.9 (1.27)
Nevada (†) (†) 19.7 (1.09) 18.6 (0.95) (†) (†) 15.0 (1.28) 14.6 (0.87)
New Hampshire 22.1 (1.53) 25.3 (1.21) 22.8 (1.05) 22.1 (0.46) (†) 21.6 (1.27) 18.1 (1.02) 18.6 (0.43)
                                 
New Jersey 20.7 (1.44) 20.0 (1.57) 21.3 (1.12) (†) (†) 15.6 (1.65) 14.8 (1.25) (†)
New Mexico 19.5 (0.80) 18.7 (0.72) 18.2 (0.95) 18.4 (0.62) (†) 13.2 (0.66) 13.1 (0.67) 13.7 (0.54)
New York 18.2 (1.01) 17.7 (0.66) 19.7 (1.43) 20.6 (0.81) (†) 16.2 (0.68) 15.3 (0.89) 15.7 (0.75)
North Carolina 16.6 (1.00) 20.5 (1.34) 19.2 (0.94) 15.6 (1.65) (†) 15.7 (0.83) 12.5 (1.11) 12.1 (1.46)
North Dakota 21.1 (1.29) 24.9 (1.24) 25.4 (1.28) 24.0 (1.11) (†) 17.4 (1.15) 17.1 (0.82) 15.9 (0.78)
                                 
Ohio4 (†) 22.7 (1.83) 20.8 (1.40) (†) (†) 14.7 (1.08) 15.1 (1.31) (†)
Oklahoma 17.5 (1.25) 16.7 (1.27) 18.6 (1.08) 20.4 (1.43) (†) 15.6 (1.21) 14.3 (1.33) 14.5 (1.14)
Oregon (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Pennsylvania 19.2 (1.18) (†) (†) 19.9 (1.08) (†) (†) (†) 14.3 (0.97)
Rhode Island 16.3 (0.85) 19.1 (1.74) 18.1 (1.00) 15.5 (0.91) (†) 15.3 (1.14) 14.3 (1.11) 12.4 (1.03)
                                 
South Carolina 15.1 (1.53) 18.3 (1.36) 20.2 (1.33) 19.8 (1.23) (†) 15.6 (1.44) 13.8 (1.00) 14.1 (1.33)
South Dakota5 (†) 26.7 (1.25) 24.3 (2.05) 21.6 (2.38) (†) 19.6 (0.94) 17.8 (1.05) 18.4 (1.57)
Tennessee 17.3 (1.24) 17.5 (0.88) 21.1 (1.22) 24.1 (0.71) (†) 13.9 (0.69) 15.5 (0.94) 15.3 (0.54)
Texas 18.7 (1.06) 16.5 (0.73) 19.1 (1.06) (†) (†) 13.0 (0.66) 13.8 (1.04) (†)
Utah 18.8 (1.05) 21.7 (0.97) 21.8 (0.99) (†) (†) 16.6 (1.12) 16.9 (0.87) (†)
                                 
Vermont6 (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 15.2 (0.54) 18.0 (0.32) 16.5 (0.26)
Virginia (†) 20.3 (1.37) 21.9 (0.87) 19.5 (1.00) (†) 14.8 (1.49) 14.5 (0.61) 13.8 (0.67)
Washington (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
West Virginia 23.5 (1.33) 18.6 (1.71) 22.1 (1.72) 24.4 (1.18) (†) 15.5 (1.18) 17.2 (0.89) 20.2 (1.62)
Wisconsin 22.5 (1.28) 24.0 (1.35) 22.7 (1.23) (†) (†) 16.6 (0.74) 17.6 (0.86) (†)
Wyoming 24.4 (0.93) 25.0 (0.98) 23.3 (0.82) 23.8 (1.06) (†) 18.7 (0.80) 16.1 (0.71) 17.5 (0.94)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Bullying was defined for respondents as "when one or more students tease, threaten, spread rumors about, hit, shove, or hurt another student over and over again." "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents.
2 Includes "being bullied through e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, or texting." Data on electronic bullying were not collected in 2009.
3 Data for the U.S. total include both public and private schools and were collected through a national survey representing the entire country.
4 Ohio data for all years include both public and private schools.
5 South Dakota data for all years include both public and private schools.
6 Vermont data for 2013 include both public and private schools.
NOTE: For the U.S. total, data for all years include both public and private schools. State-level data include public schools only, except where otherwise noted. For three states, data for one or more years include both public and private schools: Ohio (all years), South Dakota (all years), and Vermont (2013 only). For specific states, a given year’s data may be unavailable (1) because the state did not participate in the survey that year; (2) because the state omitted this particular survey item from the state-level questionnaire; or (3) because the state had an overall response rate of less than 60 percent (the overall response rate is the school response rate multiplied by the student response rate).
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2009 through 2015. (This table was prepared June 2016.)

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