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Table 228.25. Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12-18 and rate of victimization per 1,000 students, by type of victimization, location, and selected student characteristics: 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Location and student characteristic 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                                             
Total 827,000 (91,040) 306,400   (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)
                                             
Sex                                            
Male 483,600 (63,860) 158,900   (22,270) 324,700   (49,280) 79,000   (20,320) 37.2 (4.62) 12.2   (1.70) 25.0   (3.62) 6.1   (1.54)
Female 343,400 (51,100) 147,600   (21,430) 195,900   (35,670) 31,600   (11,780) 27.8 (3.94) 12.0   (1.72) 15.9   (2.80) 2.6   (0.95)
                                             
Age                                            
12-14 468,500 (62,550) 131,200   (20,160) 337,300   (50,510) 79,400   (20,380) 37.9 (4.76) 10.6   (1.62) 27.3   (3.89) 6.4   (1.62)
15-18 358,500 (52,550) 175,200   (23,430) 183,300   (34,200) 31,200 ! (11,700) 27.7 (3.86) 13.5   (1.79) 14.1   (2.56) 2.4 ! (0.90)
                                             
Race/ethnicity3                                            
White 397,300 (56,170) 124,700   (19,640) 272,600   (44,040) 79,500   (20,400) 29.7 (3.98) 9.3   (1.46) 20.4   (3.16) 5.9   (1.50)
Black 159,100 (31,300) 56,800   (13,110) 102,300   (23,790) 2,900 ! (3,130) 47.2 (8.69) 16.9   (3.85) 30.4   (6.74) 0.9 ! (0.93)
Hispanic 187,800 (34,730) 79,800   (15,600) 108,000   (24,590) 19,700 ! (8,980) 30.8 (5.42) 13.1   (2.54) 17.7   (3.91) 3.2 ! (1.46)
Other 82,800 (20,900) 45,100   (11,650) 37,700 ! (13,060) 8,500 ! (5,600) 33.5 (8.05) 18.3   (4.66) 15.2 ! (5.15) 3.4 ! (2.25)
                                             
Urbanicity4                                            
Urban 377,400 (54,330) 133,300   (20,330) 244,100   (41,030) 24,800 ! (10,240) 49.5 (6.61) 17.5   (2.63) 32.0   (5.10) 3.2 ! (1.33)
Suburban 348,600 (51,600) 137,800   (20,680) 210,800   (37,370) 75,400   (19,760) 24.5 (3.47) 9.7   (1.45) 14.8   (2.55) 5.3   (1.37)
Rural 101,000 (23,600) 35,400   (10,290) 65,600   (18,160) 10,400 ! (6,270) 29.0 (6.47) 10.1   (2.93) 18.8   (5.05) 3.0 ! (1.79)
                                             
Household income5                                            
Less than $15,000 82,000 (20,770) 24,000   (8,440) 58,000   (16,860)   (†) 39.5 (9.48) 11.5   (4.04) 27.9   (7.80)   (†)
$15,000 to 29,999 211,500 (37,450) 54,300   (12,810) 157,200   (31,050) 24,900 ! (10,270) 58.1 (9.50) 14.9   (3.49) 43.2   (8.01) 6.8 ! (2.78)
$30,000 to 49,999 98,900 (23,300) 51,200   (12,430) 47,700   (15,000) 17,400 ! (8,360) 19.5 (4.43) 10.1   (2.43) 9.4   (2.90) 3.4 ! (1.63)
$50,000 to 74,999 194,100 (35,470) 60,500   (13,540) 133,600   (28,060) 44,900 ! (14,480) 45.4 (7.75) 14.1   (3.13) 31.2   (6.24) 10.5 ! (3.31)
$75,000 or more 240,600 (40,650) 116,400   (18,960) 124,100   (26,800) 22,500 ! (9,700) 23.5 (3.80) 11.4   (1.84) 12.1   (2.55) 2.2 ! (0.94)
                                             
Away from school                                            
Total 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)
                                             
Sex                                            
Male 295,100 (46,340) 90,700   (16,660) 204,500   (36,650) 106,500   (24,380) 22.7 (3.42) 7.0   (1.28) 15.7   (2.73) 8.2   (1.84)
Female 208,700 (37,130) 97,900   (17,340) 110,800   (24,980) 38,800   (13,300) 16.9 (2.91) 7.9   (1.40) 9.0   (1.98) 3.1   (1.07)
                                             
Age                                            
12-14 212,500 (37,570) 84,200   (16,040) 128,400   (27,370) 59,700   (17,150) 17.2 (2.94) 6.8   (1.29) 10.4   (2.16) 4.8   (1.37)
15-18 291,300 (45,950) 104,400   (17,920) 186,900   (34,620) 85,700   (21,340) 22.5 (3.40) 8.1   (1.38) 14.4   (2.59) 6.6   (1.62)
                                             
Race/ethnicity3                                            
White 329,200 (49,730) 110,200   (18,420) 219,100   (38,300) 94,900   (22,720) 24.6 (3.55) 8.2   (1.37) 16.4   (2.77) 7.1   (1.67)
Black 42,200 (13,970) 20,300   (7,750) 21,900 ! (9,550) 5,600 ! (4,490) 12.5 (4.05) 6.0   (2.29) 6.5 ! (2.80) 1.7 ! (1.33)
Hispanic 103,200 (23,920) 39,800   (10,930) 63,400   (17,800) 36,100 ! (12,740) 17.0 (3.81) 6.5   (1.79) 10.4   (2.86) 5.9 ! (2.07)
Other 29,100 (11,240) 18,400   (7,370) 10,800 ! (6,390) 8600 ! (5,650) 11.8 (4.45) 7.4   (2.97) 4.3 ! (2.56) 3.5 ! (2)
                                             
Urbanicity4                                            
Urban 173,700 (33,070) 67,300   (14,300) 106,400   (24,370) 57,600   (16,800) 22.8 (4.16) 8.8   (1.86) 13.9   (3.11) 7.6   (2.16)
Suburban 219,000 (38,290) 69,800   (14,560) 149,200   (30,060) 44,800   (14,460) 15.4 (2.61) 4.9   (1.02) 10.5   (2.07) 3.2   (1.01)
Rural 111,100 (25,030) 51,500   (12,460) 59,600   (17,150) 42,900 ! (14,100) 31.9 (6.84) 14.8   (3.54) 17.1   (4.78) 12.3 ! (3.96)
                                             
Household income5                                            
Less than $15,000 58,500 (16,940) 22,100   (8,100) 36,300   (12,790) 12,800 ! (7,030) 28.2 (7.83) 10.6   (3.88) 17.5   (5.99) 6.1 ! (3.35)
$15,000 to 29,999 123,500 (26,730) 43,900   (11,490) 79,700   (20,420) 43,700 ! (14,260) 34.0 (6.97) 12.1   (3.13) 21.9   (5.41) 12.0 ! (3.83)
$30,000 to 49,999 97,500 (23,100) 51,000   (12,410) 46,500   (14,780) 36,900   (12,890) 19.2 (4.39) 10.0   (2.43) 9.1   (2.86) 7.3   (2.50)
$50,000 to 74,999 71,200 (19,080) 21,700   (8,020) 49,600   (15,350) 19,500 ! (8,920) 16.6 (4.33) 5.1   (1.87) 11.6   (3.51) 4.5 ! (2.06)
$75,000 or more 153,100 (30,550) 49,900   (12,260) 103,200   (23,920) 32,500   (11,980) 14.9 (2.89) 4.9   (1.19) 10.1   (2.28) 3.2   (1.16)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases, or the coefficient of variation is greater than 50 percent.
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.
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and 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)."
5 Income data for 2017 were imputed. For more information, see Criminal Victimization, 2017, available at https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbse&sid=6.
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) and are reported in accordance with Bureau of Justice Statistics standards. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and missing data on student characteristics. The population size for students ages 12-18 was 25,324,200 in 2017.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2017. (This table was prepared October 2018.)

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