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Table 230.51. Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, percentage of bullied students reporting various types of power imbalances in favor of someone who bullied them, and percentage distribution of bullied students, by whether they thought the bullying would happen again and selected student and school characteristics: 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic Percent of students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied Percent of bullied students reporting various types of power imbalances Percentage distribution of bullied students, by whether they thought the bullying would happen again
Physically bigger or stronger Socially more popular More money Ability to influence what other students think of you More power in another way Yes No
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 20.2   (0.71) 40.3   (1.70) 49.6   (1.81) 31.5   (1.60) 56.3   (1.79) 24.5   (1.37) 41.4   (1.82) 58.6   (1.82)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Male 16.7   (0.87) 41.5   (2.40) 46.1   (2.74) 30.6   (2.55) 48.2   (2.60) 21.9   (1.74) 38.7   (2.66) 61.3   (2.66)
Female 23.8   (1.01) 39.3   (2.25) 52.2   (2.16) 32.2   (2.08) 62.2   (2.26) 26.4   (2.00) 43.4   (2.26) 56.6   (2.26)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 22.8   (1.02) 37.5   (1.96) 51.3   (2.31) 34.2   (1.97) 59.7   (2.23) 26.2   (2.14) 46.9   (2.22) 53.1   (2.22)
Black 22.9   (1.98) 43.1   (3.95) 48.3   (4.56) 23.8   (4.03) 43.1   (4.79) 15.9   (2.95) 31.8   (4.28) 68.2   (4.28)
Hispanic 15.7   (1.12) 42.2   (3.26) 46.5   (3.72) 30.8   (3.77) 57.1   (3.44) 25.9   (2.62) 33.3   (3.56) 66.7   (3.56)
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.3   (1.54) 50.1   (9.69)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Asian 7.3   (1.56)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 27.2   (5.93)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 23.2   (3.03) 50.5   (8.26) 43.6   (7.38) 30.6   (8.89) 52.4   (9.84) 21.9   (6.48) 38.0   (7.64) 62.0   (7.64)
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 29.5   (2.79) 41.8   (4.52) 54.9   (4.78) 25.3   (4.57) 52.3   (5.45) 18.6   (3.26) 38.3   (5.24) 61.7   (5.24)
7th 24.4   (1.60) 42.2   (4.38) 52.9   (3.43) 27.0   (3.23) 53.6   (3.90) 26.4   (3.49) 42.8   (3.56) 57.2   (3.56)
8th 25.3   (1.69) 38.7   (3.88) 46.5   (4.19) 26.1   (3.60) 49.9   (3.95) 22.4   (3.22) 37.4   (3.62) 62.6   (3.62)
9th 19.3   (1.52) 38.7   (3.88) 52.3   (3.77) 39.7   (4.45) 60.7   (4.43) 23.3   (3.36) 46.4   (4.87) 53.6   (4.87)
10th 18.9   (1.67) 41.8   (4.37) 49.0   (4.82) 38.0   (4.56) 60.2   (4.42) 27.5   (3.85) 39.4   (4.49) 60.6   (4.49)
11th 14.7   (1.45) 45.1   (5.00) 47.7   (5.34) 36.4   (4.90) 55.0   (5.40) 27.8   (5.17) 53.6   (5.73) 46.4   (5.73)
12th 12.2   (1.34) 31.6   (5.33) 41.4   (5.79) 30.8   (5.20) 70.2   (5.60) 26.4   (5.60) 32.6   (5.27) 67.4   (5.27)
                                                 
Urbanicity1                                                
Urban 18.3   (1.32) 46.3   (3.33) 53.2   (3.49) 36.3   (3.60) 55.7   (3.66) 26.7   (2.58) 37.3   (3.56) 62.7   (3.56)
Suburban 19.7   (0.80) 37.6   (2.20) 48.9   (2.19) 30.3   (2.18) 58.2   (2.23) 24.2   (1.78) 40.9   (2.22) 59.1   (2.22)
Rural 26.7   (2.13) 39.2   (4.08) 46.6   (3.82) 28.1   (3.34) 51.6   (4.11) 22.1   (3.47) 48.7   (4.39) 51.3   (4.39)
                                                 
Control of school                                                
Public 20.6   (0.73) 40.9   (1.82) 49.9   (1.86) 32.0   (1.70) 55.4   (1.83) 24.4   (1.46) 41.1   (1.90) 58.9   (1.90)
Private 16.0   (2.39) 31.1   (7.24) 45.8   (7.93) 24.7   (6.43) 71.9   (7.16) 26.8   (6.15) 47.2   (7.00) 52.8   (7.00)
†Not applicable.
‡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 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: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2017. (This table was prepared October 2018.)

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