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Table 230.53. Among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, percentage reporting that bullying was related to specific characteristics, by type of characteristic related to bullying and other selected student and school characteristics: 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic Percentage distribution of bullied students, by whether bullying was related to specific characteristics1 Percent of bullied students reporting that bullying was related to characteristic
Total No, not related to any listed characteristic Yes, related to at least one listed characteristic Race Ethnicity Religion Disability Gender Sexual orientation Physical appearance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total 100.0   (†) 57.5   1.8 42.5   1.8 9.5   (1.05) 7.3   (0.83) 4.5   (0.79) 7.3   (0.90) 7.5   (0.86) 3.6   (0.60) 29.7   (1.41)
                                                             
Sex                                                            
Male 100.0   (†) 59.9   (2.79) 40.1   (2.79) 11.1   (1.73) 8.8   (1.43) 6.0   (1.23) 7.4   (1.17) 2.6 ! (0.85) 2.7   (0.78) 26.2   (2.01)
Female 100.0   (†) 55.8   (2.17) 44.2   (2.17) 8.3   (1.25) 6.2   (1.03) 3.4   (0.74) 7.2   (1.29) 11.1   (1.37) 4.3   (0.91) 32.1   (2.08)
                                                             
Race/ethnicity                                                            
White 100.0   (†) 60.2   (2.17) 39.8   (2.17) 5.5   (0.94) 3.2   (0.78) 4.4   (1.01) 8.0   (1.22) 8.2   (1.23) 4.1   (0.83) 28.9   (1.94)
Black 100.0   (†) 55.1   (5.64) 44.9   (5.64) 11.6   (3.31) 6.3 ! (2.36)   (†) 10.2   (3.01) 7.5 ! (2.63) 3.8 ! (1.74) 32.3   (4.70)
Hispanic 100.0   (†) 52.3   (3.34) 47.7   (3.34) 17.1   (2.83) 15.9   (2.51) 4.3 ! (1.41) 3.0 ! (1.16) 6.6 ! (1.97)   (†) 30.8   (2.99)
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0   (†) 37.6   (9.47) 62.4   (9.47)   (†) 39.8   (10.62) 24.0 ! (9.22)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 100.0   (†) 59.6   (6.93) 40.4   (6.93) 20.7 ! (6.98) 16.6   (4.86)   (†) 9.9 ! (4.75)   (†)   (†) 33.1   (6.06)
                                                             
Grade                                                            
6th 100.0   (†) 55.2   (5.44) 44.8   (5.44) 8.6 ! (2.91) 5.4 ! (2.30) 2.2 ! (1.00) 10.4   (2.98) 7.3 ! (2.83)   (†) 32.5   (5.25)
7th 100.0   (†) 60.3   (3.17) 39.7   (3.17) 11.4   (2.41) 7.7   (1.95) 6.3 ! (2.32) 7.4   (1.77) 5.5 ! (1.65) 2.9 ! (1.24) 28.3   (2.80)
8th 100.0   (†) 61.9   (3.28) 38.1   (3.28) 7.8   (1.93) 4.7 ! (1.45) 6.4   (1.80) 5.2   (1.34) 5.3   (1.59) 2.3 ! (0.91) 22.7   (2.84)
9th 100.0   (†) 53.3   (4.58) 46.7   (4.58) 11.9   (2.72) 8.7   (2.55) 4.2 ! (1.95) 7.2 ! (2.51) 9.1   (2.64) 4.4 ! (1.77) 30.7   (4.01)
10th 100.0   (†) 52.9   (4.16) 47.1   (4.16) 7.4   (2.00) 9.8   (2.38) 4.6 ! (1.71) 6.3   (1.73) 11.5   (2.87) 4.9 ! (1.91) 34.2   (4.11)
11th 100.0   (†) 53.9   (5.11) 46.1   (5.11) 9.8 ! (3.13) 6.0 ! (1.89)   (†) 10.9 ! (3.33) 7.6 ! (3.18) 5.7 ! (2.38) 35.6   (4.83)
12th 100.0   (†) 63.8   (5.64) 36.2   (5.64) 10.0 ! (3.16) 10.3 ! (3.44)   (†) 5.0 ! (1.88) 8.1 ! (2.87)   (†) 28.3   (5.61)
                                                             
Urbanicity2                                                            
Urban 100.0   (†) 51.6   (3.61) 48.4   (3.61) 11.3   (1.76) 11.3   (1.93) 6.1   (1.70) 7.6   (1.85) 8.8   (1.99) 5.2   (1.44) 33.7   (3.12)
Suburban 100.0   (†) 57.2   (2.35) 42.8   (2.35) 9.5   (1.47) 7.2   (1.27) 4.8   (1.05) 7.9   (1.23) 7.1   (1.18) 2.8   (0.65) 29.9   (1.85)
Rural 100.0   (†) 67.2   (3.43) 32.8   (3.43) 7.1 ! (2.32) 1.5 ! (0.70) 1.5 ! (0.66) 5.1 ! (1.94) 6.7   (1.91) 3.8 ! (1.57) 22.9   (2.93)
                                                             
Control of school                                                            
Public 100.0   (†) 58.0   (1.75) 42.0   (1.75) 9.8   (1.11) 7.5   (0.88) 4.7   (0.82) 7.4   (0.92) 7.9   (0.91) 3.8   (0.63) 28.9   (1.42)
Private 100.0   (†) 49.8   (6.89) 50.2   (6.89)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 41.9   (6.91)
†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 Students who reported being bullied were asked whether the bullying was related to specific characteristics; for each characteristic, students could select "Yes" or "No." Students could select "Yes" for multiple characteristics. The seven characteristics that appeared on the questionnaire are shown in columns 5-11. Includes only students who answered the question about characteristics related to bullying; excludes students who reported being bullied but did not answer this question.
2 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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