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Table 230.60. Among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, percentage reporting various frequencies of bullying and the notification of an adult at school, by selected student and school characteristics: 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
  Frequency of bullying Adult at
school was notified2
1 day in the school year 2 days in the school year 3 to 10 days in the school year More than 10 days in the school year
Total1 Once in the day Two to ten times in the day
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total 31.0   (1.85) 23.4   (1.70) 4.1   (0.64) 18.6   (1.34) 30.0   (1.64) 20.4   (1.36) 46.3   (1.42)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 35.7   (2.82) 27.2   (2.61) 4.0   (0.98) 18.0   (2.08) 29.6   (2.67) 16.7   (1.67) 43.1   (2.46)
Female 27.5   (2.02) 20.6   (1.81) 4.1   (0.82) 19.1   (1.78) 30.3   (1.90) 23.1   (2.07) 48.7   (2.06)
                                           
Race/ethnicity                                          
White 28.5   (2.08) 22.2   (1.85) 3.1   (0.68) 17.6   (1.58) 29.6   (1.97) 24.3   (1.88) 47.6   (1.83)
Black 32.6   (5.77) 23.4   (5.51) 4.1 ! (1.71) 24.9   (4.31) 29.1   (4.52) 13.5   (3.09) 50.5   (4.70)
Hispanic 35.7   (3.54) 26.5   (3.25) 5.2 ! (1.60) 16.6   (2.72) 33.2   (3.56) 14.4   (2.19) 42.5   (3.38)
Asian/Pacific Islander 38.7   (10.02) 23.4 ! (8.32)   (†) 25.3 ! (8.86) 20.9 ! (8.13)   (†) 50.6   (10.81)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 32.0   (9.16) 24.6 ! (7.42)   (†) 20.1 ! (6.79) 33.1   (7.43) 14.8 ! (5.27) 20.9 ! (7.40)
                                           
Grade                                          
6th 20.8   (3.99) 17.5   (3.74)   (†) 19.2   (3.96) 36.1   (4.63) 23.9   (4.09) 57.2   (5.37)
7th 24.3   (3.04) 17.6   (2.89) 4.0 ! (1.36) 21.3   (3.12) 32.6   (3.76) 21.8   (2.80) 57.5   (3.53)
8th 40.1   (4.00) 30.2   (3.95) 4.7 ! (1.54) 17.5   (2.78) 28.0   (3.41) 14.4   (2.60) 47.0   (4.07)
9th 29.7   (4.77) 24.8   (4.33)   (†) 13.2   (2.92) 38.3   (4.38) 18.7   (3.45) 38.7   (4.09)
10th 41.3   (4.05) 29.7   (4.02) 6.7 ! (2.09) 16.6   (3.46) 20.4   (3.62) 21.7   (4.08) 38.1   (4.40)
11th 18.9   (4.21) 13.5   (3.82)   (†) 19.2   (3.97) 29.7   (4.56) 32.2   (4.78) 45.3   (5.57)
12th 37.6   (5.13) 27.3   (4.72) 5.0 ! (2.06) 26.4   (5.11) 22.6   (4.48) 13.4   (3.48) 32.9   (5.27)
                                           
Urbanicity3                                          
Urban 33.6   (2.91) 24.2   (2.72) 4.6   (1.18) 13.7   (2.32) 33.0   (3.22) 19.7   (2.67) 49.3   (3.07)
Suburban 29.9   (2.42) 22.9   (2.19) 3.8   (0.82) 20.9   (1.91) 29.1   (2.08) 20.1   (1.81) 45.8   (2.27)
Rural 30.1   (4.03) 23.5   (3.36) 4.0 ! (1.86) 19.4   (3.44) 28.0   (3.58) 22.5   (3.39) 43.5   (2.76)
                                           
Control of school                                          
Public 31.7   (1.85) 23.9   (1.73) 4.1   (0.66) 18.8   (1.39) 29.6   (1.72) 19.9   (1.42) 45.9   (1.38)
Private 18.1 ! (5.89) 13.9 ! (5.51)   (†) 15.5 ! (4.72) 38.4   (6.66) 28.0   (6.81) 52.9   (8.40)
                                           
Total indicating adult at
   school notified,2 by
   frequency of bullying
31.0   (2.61) 31.7   (3.05) 34.3   (6.62) 46.4   (3.75) 50.4   (2.84) 63.9   (3.47)   (†)
                                           
Males indicating adult notified 30.1   (3.78) 31.6   (4.43)   (†) 37.8   (5.71) 52.9   (4.81) 59.0   (5.97)   (†)
Females indicating adult notified 32.0   (4.03) 31.8   (4.76) 33.2   (7.63) 52.4   (5.59) 48.7   (3.67) 66.4   (4.54)   (†)
†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 Includes students who reported being bullied 1 day in the school year but did not report how many times in the day the bullying occurred. No students reported being bullied more than ten times in the day.
2 Teacher or other adult at school notified.
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 the in 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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