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Table 228.20. Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12-18 and rate of victimization per 1,000 students, by type of victimization and location: 1992 through 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Location and year Number of nonfatal victimizations Rate of victimization per 1,000 students
Total Theft Violent Total Theft Violent
All violent Serious violent1 All violent Serious violent1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
At school2                                
1992 4,281,200 (225,600) 2,679,400 (147,660) 1,601,800 (121,630) 197,600 (35,430) 181.5 (7.99) 113.6 (5.64) 67.9 (4.77) 8.4 (1.48)
1993 4,692,800 (321,220) 2,477,100 (121,200) 2,215,700 (194,520) 535,500 (76,050) 193.5 (11.02) 102.1 (4.61) 91.4 (7.23) 22.1 (3.02)
1994 4,721,000 (271,730) 2,474,100 (121,260) 2,246,900 (165,530) 459,100 (58,110) 187.7 (9.04) 98.4 (4.46) 89.3 (5.95) 18.3 (2.24)
1995 4,400,700 (267,610) 2,468,400 (120,690) 1,932,200 (152,670) 294,500 (42,890) 172.2 (8.82) 96.6 (4.37) 75.6 (5.44) 11.5 (1.64)
1996 4,130,400 (281,640) 2,205,200 (107,650) 1,925,300 (166,690) 371,900 (54,150) 158.4 (9.17) 84.5 (3.88) 73.8 (5.81) 14.3 (2.01)
                                 
1997 3,610,900 (282,430) 1,975,000 (111,830) 1,635,900 (164,530) 376,200 (60,990) 136.6 (9.25) 74.7 (3.95) 61.9 (5.74) 14.2 (2.24)
1998 3,247,300 (254,250) 1,635,100 (104,210) 1,612,200 (155,840) 314,500 (49,770) 121.3 (8.27) 61.1 (3.69) 60.2 (5.34) 11.7 (1.80)
1999 3,152,400 (258,560) 1,752,200 (104,970) 1,400,200 (148,230) 281,100 (50,060) 117.0 (8.43) 65.1 (3.69) 52.0 (5.11) 10.4 (1.81)
2000 2,301,000 (211,140) 1,331,500 (95,940) 969,500 (115,680) 214,200 (40,980) 84.9 (7.00) 49.1 (3.34) 35.8 (4.02) 7.9 (1.48)
2001 2,521,300 (202,890) 1,348,500 (93,240) 1,172,700 (120,560) 259,400 (44,110) 92.3 (6.67) 49.4 (3.23) 42.9 (4.14) 9.5 (1.58)
                                 
2002 2,082,600 (212,520) 1,088,800 (77,110) 993,800 (126,210) 173,500 (37,300) 75.4 (6.96) 39.4 (2.69) 36.0 (4.29) 6.3 (1.32)
2003 2,308,800 (210,930) 1,270,500 (88,550) 1,038,300 (121,490) 188,400 (38,240) 87.4 (7.16) 48.1 (3.18) 39.3 (4.32) 7.1 (1.42)
2004 1,762,200 (154,390) 1,065,400 (75,160) 696,800 (83,090) 107,300 (25,110) 67.2 (5.40) 40.6 (2.76) 26.6 (3.03) 4.1 (0.95)
2005 1,678,600 (169,040) 875,900 (70,140) 802,600 (102,360) 140,300 (32,400) 63.2 (5.85) 33.0 (2.56) 30.2 (3.66) 5.3 (1.20)
20063 1,799,900 (170,490) 859,000 (68,730) 940,900 (109,880) 249,900 (45,670) 67.5 (5.86) 32.2 (2.52) 35.3 (3.90) 9.4 (1.68)
                                 
2007 1,801,200 (188,450) 896,700 (66,230) 904,400 (114,320) 116,100 (25,430) 67.8 (6.40) 33.7 (2.41) 34.0 (4.02) 4.4 (0.94)
2008 1,435,500 (161,330) 648,000 (61,170) 787,500 (108,480) 128,700 (34,370) 54.3 (5.67) 24.5 (2.26) 29.8 (3.91) 4.9 (1.28)
2009 1,322,800 (168,370) 594,500 (54,480) 728,300 (111,550) 233,700 (51,610) 51.0 (6.00) 22.9 (2.05) 28.1 (4.08) 9.0 (1.94)
2010 892,000 (124,260) 469,800 (45,300) 422,300 (73,310) 155,000 (36,500) 34.9 (4.55) 18.4 (1.75) 16.5 (2.75) 6.1 (1.40)
2011 1,246,200 (139,940) 647,700 (61,500) 598,600 (84,090) 89,500 (23,360) 49.3 (5.11) 25.6 (2.36) 23.7 (3.16) 3.5 (0.91)
                                 
2012 1,364,900 (133,810) 615,600 (51,440) 749,200 (90,250) 89,000 (23,850) 52.4 (4.78) 23.6 (1.93) 28.8 (3.31) 3.4 (0.91)
2013 1,420,900 (176,390) 454,900 (43,390) 966,000 (134,140) 125,500 (32,110) 55.0 (6.24) 17.6 (1.65) 37.4 (4.84) 4.9 (1.22)
2014 850,100 (109,100) 363,700 (39,120) 486,400 (74,790) 93,800 (25,550) 33.0 (4.00) 14.1 (1.50) 18.9 (2.79) 3.6 (0.98)
2015 841,100 (112,860) 309,100 (36,480) 531,900 (82,870) 99,000 (27,740) 32.9 (4.17) 12.1 (1.41) 20.8 (3.11) 3.9 (1.07)
20164 (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
2017 827,000 (91,040) 306,500 (31,360) 520,500 (67,030) 110,600 (24,960) 32.7 (3.41) 12.1 (1.23) 20.6 (2.55) 4.4 (0.97)
                                 
Away from school                                
1992 4,084,100 (218,910) 1,857,600 (118,610) 2,226,500 (149,210) 1,025,100 (92,600) 173.1 (7.81) 78.7 (4.66) 94.4 (5.70) 43.5 (3.72)
1993 3,835,900 (280,790) 1,731,100 (96,700) 2,104,800 (187,960) 1,004,300 (114,870) 158.2 (9.90) 71.4 (3.75) 86.8 (7.01) 41.4 (4.47)
1994 4,147,100 (249,260) 1,713,900 (96,250) 2,433,200 (174,580) 1,074,900 (101,370) 164.9 (8.44) 68.1 (3.61) 96.7 (6.24) 42.7 (3.80)
1995 3,626,600 (234,640) 1,604,800 (92,000) 2,021,800 (157,470) 829,700 (85,830) 141.9 (7.91) 62.8 (3.41) 79.1 (5.59) 32.5 (3.19)
1996 3,483,200 (250,620) 1,572,700 (87,830) 1,910,600 (165,810) 870,000 (96,510) 133.5 (8.32) 60.3 (3.22) 73.3 (5.79) 33.4 (3.50)
                                 
1997 3,717,600 (288,080) 1,710,700 (101,810) 2,006,900 (189,180) 853,300 (105,660) 140.7 (9.41) 64.7 (3.62) 75.9 (6.51) 32.3 (3.79)
1998 3,047,800 (243,270) 1,408,000 (94,900) 1,639,800 (157,700) 684,900 (85,520) 113.8 (7.96) 52.6 (3.38) 61.3 (5.40) 25.6 (3.04)
1999 2,713,800 (233,350) 1,129,200 (79,770) 1,584,500 (161,350) 675,400 (90,150) 100.8 (7.71) 41.9 (2.85) 58.8 (5.53) 25.1 (3.20)
2000 2,303,600 (211,310) 1,228,900 (90,770) 1,074,800 (124,280) 402,100 (62,950) 85.0 (7.01) 45.3 (3.17) 39.6 (4.30) 14.8 (2.24)
2001 1,780,300 (160,090) 961,400 (74,230) 819,000 (94,590) 314,800 (50,070) 65.2 (5.39) 35.2 (2.60) 30.0 (3.30) 11.5 (1.79)
                                 
2002 1,619,500 (178,050) 820,100 (64,530) 799,400 (108,260) 341,200 (59,590) 58.6 (5.92) 29.7 (2.27) 28.9 (3.71) 12.4 (2.09)
2003 1,824,100 (179,240) 780,900 (64,210) 1,043,200 (121,880) 412,800 (64,660) 69.1 (6.19) 29.6 (2.34) 39.5 (4.33) 15.6 (2.37)
2004 1,371,800 (130,480) 718,000 (59,070) 653,700 (79,660) 272,500 (45,080) 52.3 (4.63) 27.4 (2.19) 24.9 (2.91) 10.4 (1.68)
2005 1,429,000 (151,460) 637,700 (57,740) 791,300 (101,380) 257,100 (47,950) 53.8 (5.29) 24.0 (2.12) 29.8 (3.63) 9.7 (1.77)
20063 1,413,100 (144,660) 714,200 (61,900) 698,900 (89,980) 263,600 (47,280) 53.0 (5.04) 26.8 (2.27) 26.2 (3.22) 9.9 (1.73)
                                 
2007 1,371,700 (154,740) 614,300 (52,740) 757,400 (100,440) 337,700 (55,630) 51.6 (5.34) 23.1 (1.94) 28.5 (3.55) 12.7 (2.01)
2008 1,132,600 (137,840) 498,500 (52,350) 634,100 (94,160) 258,600 (52,980) 42.8 (4.90) 18.9 (1.94) 24.0 (3.42) 9.8 (1.96)
2009 857,200 (124,770) 484,200 (48,320) 372,900 (70,660) 176,800 (42,890) 33.1 (4.54) 18.7 (1.83) 14.4 (2.63) 6.8 (1.62)
2010 689,900 (103,620) 378,800 (40,200) 311,200 (59,190) 167,300 (38,460) 27.0 (3.83) 14.8 (1.55) 12.2 (2.24) 6.5 (1.47)
2011 966,100 (117,200) 541,900 (55,160) 424,300 (66,350) 137,600 (31,000) 38.2 (4.33) 21.4 (2.13) 16.8 (2.52) 5.4 (1.20)
                                 
2012 991,200 (108,370) 470,800 (44,070) 520,400 (71,280) 169,900 (35,260) 38.0 (3.93) 18.1 (1.66) 20.0 (2.64) 6.5 (1.33)
2013 778,500 (115,110) 403,000 (40,470) 375,500 (68,800) 151,200 (36,490) 30.1 (4.19) 15.6 (1.54) 14.5 (2.56) 5.8 (1.38)
2014 621,300 (88,190) 288,900 (34,370) 332,400 (58,000) 165,000 (36,650) 24.1 (3.27) 11.2 (1.32) 12.9 (2.18) 6.4 (1.40)
2015 545,100 (84,230) 263,100 (33,310) 281,900 (54,370) 110,900 (29,800) 21.3 (3.16) 10.3 (1.29) 11.0 (2.07) 4.3 (1.15)
20164 (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
2017 503,800 (65,600) 188,600 (24,340) 315,200 (48,350) 145,300 (29,570) 19.9 (2.49) 7.4 (0.96) 12.4 (1.86) 5.7 (1.15)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1"Serious violent" victimization is also included in "all violent" victimization.
2"At school" includes in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to or from school.
3Every 10 years, the survey sample is redesigned to reflect changes in the population. Due to the sample redesign and other methodological changes implemented in 2006, use caution when comparing 2006 estimates to other years.
4Every 10 years, the survey sample is redesigned to reflect changes in the population. Due to a sample increase and redesign in 2016, victimization estimates among youth in 2016 were not comparable to estimates for other years.
NOTE: "Serious violent" victimization includes the crimes of rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. "All violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes as well as simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse-snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, with the exception of motor vehicle thefts. Theft does not include robbery, which involves the threat or use of force and is classified as a violent crime. "Total victimization" includes theft and violent crimes. Data in this table are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS); due to differences in time coverage and administration between the NCVS and the School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the NCVS, data in this table cannot be compared with data in tables that are based on the SCS. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 1992 through 2017. (This table was prepared October 2018.)

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