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Table 230.45. Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, by type of bullying and selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 2005 through 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year and student or school characteristic Total bullied at school1 Type of bullying
Made fun of, called names, or insulted Subject of rumors Threatened with harm Tried to make do things did not want
to do
Excluded from activities on purpose Property destroyed on purpose Pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
20052 28.5   (0.70) 18.9   (0.58) 14.9   (0.54) 4.9   (0.32) 3.5   (0.27) 4.6   (0.30) 3.5   (0.29) 9.2   (0.46)
2007 31.7   (0.74) 21.0   (0.62) 18.1   (0.61) 5.8   (0.35) 4.1   (0.27) 5.2   (0.30) 4.2   (0.28) 11.0   (0.42)
2009 28.0   (0.83) 18.8   (0.65) 16.5   (0.66) 5.7   (0.34) 3.6   (0.28) 4.7   (0.34) 3.3   (0.28) 9.0   (0.48)
2011 27.8   (0.76) 17.6   (0.62) 18.3   (0.61) 5.0   (0.30) 3.3   (0.26) 5.6   (0.34) 2.8   (0.23) 7.9   (0.38)
2013 21.5   (0.66) 13.6   (0.51) 13.2   (0.50) 3.9   (0.27) 2.2   (0.21) 4.5   (0.30) 1.6   (0.20) 6.0   (0.39)
2015 20.8   (0.99) 13.3   (0.87) 12.3   (0.83) 3.9   (0.44) 2.5   (0.36) 5.0   (0.52) 1.8   (0.30) 5.1   (0.49)
                                                 
2017                                                
Total 20.2   (0.71) 13.0   (0.56) 13.4   (0.59) 3.9   (0.32) 1.9   (0.23) 5.2   (0.39) 1.4   (0.16) 5.3   (0.37)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 16.7   (0.87) 10.3   (0.63) 9.3   (0.59) 4.2   (0.44) 1.9   (0.30) 3.5   (0.42) 1.3   (0.20) 6.1   (0.50)
Female 23.8   (1.01) 15.8   (0.84) 17.5   (0.91) 3.6   (0.39) 1.9   (0.33) 6.9   (0.65) 1.5   (0.22) 4.4   (0.45)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 22.8   (1.02) 15.0   (0.80) 15.2   (0.86) 4.2   (0.41) 2.1   (0.33) 6.7   (0.55) 1.8   (0.25) 5.4   (0.48)
Black 22.9   (1.98) 16.0   (1.93) 14.5   (1.44) 5.4   (0.90) 2.4   (0.70) 3.9   (0.91) 1.7   (0.47) 6.5   (1.26)
Hispanic 15.7   (1.12) 8.9   (0.81) 10.6   (0.82) 2.6   (0.45) 1.4   (0.41) 3.3   (0.52) 0.6 ! (0.19) 4.6   (0.62)
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.3   (1.54) 5.3   (1.27) 4.7   (1.30)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.6 ! (0.67)
Asian 7.3   (1.56) 5.3   (1.29) 4.7   (1.32)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.7 ! (0.68)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 27.2   (5.93) 14.7 ! (4.97)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 17.0 ! (5.47)
Two or more races 23.2   (3.03) 12.9   (2.36) 15.7   (2.90) 7.6   (1.90)   (†) 7.5   (2.10)   (†) 6.9   (1.83)
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 29.5   (2.79) 23.1   (2.70) 17.1   (2.17) 8.5   (1.82) 2.1 ! (0.73) 8.4   (1.68) 3.5   (0.97) 10.5   (1.76)
7th 24.4   (1.60) 17.7   (1.45) 14.2   (1.28) 4.9   (0.79) 3.0   (0.61) 7.6   (0.97) 1.7   (0.43) 8.2   (1.03)
8th 25.3   (1.69) 16.3   (1.44) 16.0   (1.16) 4.4   (0.74) 1.8   (0.46) 5.7   (0.82) 1.6   (0.42) 6.9   (0.95)
9th 19.3   (1.52) 12.5   (1.27) 12.3   (1.17) 3.7   (0.70) 2.2   (0.55) 4.3   (0.82) 1.1 ! (0.42) 5.4   (0.92)
10th 18.9   (1.67) 9.4   (1.19) 16.1   (1.60) 3.6   (0.81) 2.1   (0.63) 4.4   (0.86) 1.5 ! (0.50) 3.7   (0.74)
11th 14.7   (1.45) 9.5   (1.22) 9.6   (1.18) 2.5   (0.65) 1.6 ! (0.57) 3.2   (0.68) 0.9 ! (0.38) 3.3   (0.85)
12th 12.2   (1.34) 6.0   (0.93) 9.1   (1.19) 1.3 ! (0.40) 0.4 ! (0.16) 3.5   (0.70) 0.5 ! (0.24) 0.7 ! (0.25)
                                                 
Urbanicity3                                                
Urban 18.3   (1.32) 12.5   (1.11) 11.3   (1.06) 4.3   (0.66) 2.1   (0.44) 5.0   (0.71) 1.0   (0.27) 5.0   (0.63)
Suburban 19.7   (0.80) 12.6   (0.60) 13.0   (0.73) 3.4   (0.38) 1.6   (0.25) 5.1   (0.42) 1.5   (0.21) 4.7   (0.45)
Rural 26.7   (2.13) 15.9   (1.47) 19.1   (1.84) 4.9   (0.84) 2.7   (0.73) 5.9   (1.24) 1.8   (0.51) 8.0   (1.17)
                                                 
Control of school                                                
Public 20.6   (0.73) 13.2   (0.56) 13.6   (0.62) 4.0   (0.32) 1.9   (0.23) 5.1   (0.41) 1.5   (0.17) 5.3   (0.37)
Private 16.0   (2.39) 11.5   (2.07) 11.3   (1.82) 3.2 ! (1.25) 2.0 ! (0.84) 5.7   (1.55)   (†) 4.5 ! (1.61)
†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 In the total for students bullied at school, students who reported more than one type of bullying were counted only once.
2 In 2005, the period covered by the survey question was “during the last 6 months,” whereas the period was “during this school year” beginning in 2007. Cognitive testing showed that estimates for 2005 are comparable to those for 2007 and later years.
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 in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, selected years, 2005 through 2017. (This table was prepared September 2018.)

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